John Perez of the Rome Popular Front (i.e. Rome in Oneida County, New York State), was clearly a supporter of anti-Franco (i.e. communist) forces in Spain. He wrote to the Daily Sentinel of New York in January 1939—8 months before WWII began—advising that:
"Does Mr. X really believe that if Hitler gains control of Spain with the help of Franco, that life in Spain will be any different than it is today in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia where 6,000,000 Jews have been murdered, ..."