Every year, Jews organizing a Holocaust rally in Russellville, Arkansas. This year it was interrupted by a group of White National Socialists who shouted anti-Jew slogans, "six million more" from behind a police barricade.
The National Socialists also interrupted a speech given by Sir Beryl Wolfson, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, who allegedly witnessed the conquere of a German concentration camps first-hand.
"Never forget, because it could happen again, and I’m trying to get this out to the people so it won’t happen again in any place," Wolfson told 5 News Online.
The group was organized by Billy Roper and his group Shield Wall Network. Roper is recognized by the left-wing extremist Southern Poverty Law Center as "a neo-Nazi who was born into a skinhead family".
Roper and his comrades also heckled an Arkansas Tech University (ATU) professor who spoke at the event. The Nationalists were there to support deceased ATU professor Dr. Michael Link who expressed anti-Jew views. Jewish supremacist group have voiced their concerns over a scholarship established in Link’s name.
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Griffis and her supporters were "shocked and saddened" by the Nationalist presence at the remembrance. "It made me feel terrible, it made me feel terrible for my friends. They were talking to us like we were pieces of nothing," she told 5 News Online.