The Heroic General George V. H. Moseley

We suggest that June 1 become the unofficial “General George Moseley Day,” since Moseley’s testimony [below] was given on that day in 1939.

The then-retired U.S. Army Major General George Van Horn Moseley [1874-1960; attended West Point; former chief of Military Intelligence; Deputy Chief-of-Staff under MacArthur and also one of MacArthur’s most trusted men] appeared before the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. House of Representatives – also known as the Dies Committee – on May 31 and June 1, 1939. The subject that Moseley addressed in his testimony was, for the most part, the Jewish involvement in communism and the subversion of the White countries by Jews.

Much of Moseley’s testimony involved reading quotes from various sources, e.g., newspapers, magazines and government reports. He also read a copy of a letter which he wrote to General Walter A. DeLamater, in which he [Moseley] mentions Jews.

Various news reports at the time of Moseley’s testimony before the Dies Committee portrayed him as a paranoid, right-wing extremist. But importantly, it was revealed during the testimony that Moseley had been followed in public by unknown persons, and that his mail had been opened before he received it. This was, no doubt, part of the reason why he was paranoid.

Immediately after Moseley testified, all of his words were stricken from the Congressional Record – a rather unusual action given Moseley’s professional status. His comments were stricken at the request of congressman John J. Dempsey [D-New Mexico] – who apparently was unable to specify exactly why or how Moseley’s entire testimony was untrue or invalid. How could Moseley’s testimony be invalid when some of it quoted “mainstream” or governmental sources?

At some point during that era – i.e., the late 1930s – the U.S. Army contacted Moseley and warned him about making various politically-incorrect comments in public which might reflect negatively upon the Army – advice he apparently ignored for the most part.

Among the actual statements made by Moseley to the Dies Committee – i.e., his stricken comments – were these below, on June 1 [this text can be found in the pamphlet “The Suppressed Statement – also titled The Suppressed Speech – of Major General George V. H. Moseley,” which was available in right-wing political circles during the WWII era and which can still be found today. The footnote is ours, not Moseley’s or the publisher’s]:

“As illustrating the tremendous power of organized Jewry, it must be noted that the British White Paper referred to, was followed by a revised White Paper, omitting entirely the reference to the role of Jews in Bolshevism.” [1]

“Whether it is right or wrong, the Jews must bring themselves to the realization that the one hundred twenty millions of people composing this nation are not going to be run by Jews, in whole or in part.”

“In a few days, I am speaking in the Middle West. A letter comes this morning telling me that the Jews are moving heaven and earth to prevent it. They have done that several times before. They have gone so far as to threaten me with bodily harm. Do the Jews think that that makes for friendship towards them?”

“As already stated, this Committee has heretofore found to what high places in the Government, Communism has penetrated. It is interesting to note how many of these individuals, also, are members of, or connected with, organized Jewry.”

“Consequently, it is self-evident that those Jews who affiliate with organized World Jewry and thereby accept the status of being its nationals, as proclaimed by Brandeis, should be denied office-holding, suffrage and all other citizenship rights in the American Republic, just the same as we would deny such right to nationals of Nazi Germany or any other Nation or Nationality.”

[1] the White Paper was a 1919 British government report about communism