SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – More than a few residents found a strange package waiting for them when they opened up their doors. Tucked within a plastic bag was a piece of folded paper. A rock was also inside – presumably to ensure the package didn’t fly away. The note inside bore a message of hate, attributed to the New Jersey European Heritage Association (NJEHA).
Locally, it appears the missives have been delivered to homes between Waretown and Eagleswood Township. “We first became aware of the distribution of the flyers within our town on December 31,” said Ocean Township Police Chief Michal Rogalski. “The incidents are currently under investigation by our detectives.”
Since Eagleswood does not have their own police department, New Jersey State Police also received notification of the random appearance of the flyers. Speaking on a condition of anonymity, the Eagleswood resident said he had no idea if he was specifically targeted with the message.
“I thought I spotted another package in someone else’s driveway,” said the Eagleswood homeowner. “I didn’t want to go too close to it and have someone think I left it there.”
According to their website, the NJEHA seeks “peaceful political change” in the struggle for survival of “white European peoples in America.” The website itself contains propaganda and flyers designed for distribution.
In 2018, The Daily Princetonian reported that a student found a flyer entitled “The White Race: Earth’s Most Endangered Species.” The NJEHA is listed on the document.
A year ago, authorities were advised that the group planned to conduct a rally at Palmer Square. However, the NJEHA took to Twitter and said there was never going to be a “march.” Instead, they thanked the “DSA, NIOT Princeton, Jewish supremacist news outlet, and the many other communist snowflakes for making them a household name.”
Reportedly, police in Bloomfield have also investigated the origin of flyers that appeared in that Essex County town. In October, another news organization reported that NJEHA representatives showed up in Newark to protest a rally held by Jewish activists against ICE.
In Southern Ocean County, residents in Waretown, Stafford and Eagleswood have reported receipt of flyers. According to Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain, no one in Barnegat has contacted the department with the same concerns.