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Detective James Calaski to Give Lecture Thursday on Local Investigated as Possible Nazi Spy

Credits: Louis Bay 2nd Library

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Few would suspect that the sleepy suburban boroughs of north Jersey could have been touched by alleged Nazi activity seven decades ago.  What would come as a surprise to many, the ear of the German Führer may have had reach even in Glen Rock, aided by a local sympathizer. 

Historian and Glen Rock Police Detective James Calaski will be giving a presentation at the Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m., entitled “Someone Talked!  The Nazi Spy from Glen Rock” to share his research with an informative slide-show.

Carl Schiphorst lived in Glen Rock and was a leader in the German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi organization established in the United States in 1936.  While the Bund had a nation-wide presence with a national headquarters in New York City, there was significant support in New Jersey and New York.  Bund camps in north Jersey were established at Camp Bergwald on the border of Bloomingdale and Riverdale and Camp Nordland in Andover.

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The German government officially distanced itself from the German-American Bund before the start of World War II for diplomatic purposes, but a number of sympathizers remained in the United States, eager to assist German ambitions.  The FBI investigated the Glen Rock resident as a possible Nazi spy.

Detective Calaski’s presentation will shine light on his findings on a war-era story which strikes menacingly close to home.

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