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October 20, 1961 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-10-20

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T. H. Tetens, Geopolitical Expert, "Warns
Former Nazis Ilegain Influence in Germany

T. H. Tetens, former Germanpropaganda slogans of the SS." . Germans were definitely anti-
economist and newspaper editor,
He quotes numerous polls Semitic,' 29 percent were 'con-
who was sent to a concentration taken by responsible agencies to ditionally anti-Semitic,' 25 per-
camp by Hitler and who escaped show that pro-Nazi feeling exists cent showed no anti-Semitic at-
to Switzerland in 1934, in a in large measure. He describes titudes, and only '7 percent were
thorough analysis of conditions rallies held in German cities by described-as `philo-Semitic'."
in Germany today, in the schools, Nazi veterans and the demon-
Tetens states: "Strong pres-
the courts; the foreign office, the strations which greeted the for- sure is being exerted in the
police and among Chancellor mer Hitlerites, and he deplores Bundestag, as well as in the
Adenauer's closest associates, the encouragement that has been press, to make a clean sweep and
charges that former Nazis have given them in the United States, Close the whole chapter of the
regained their influence and that listing many members of Con- `undigested past.' What is sug-
they are again threatening to gress who were duped into ap- gested is a general amnesty for
dominate Germany.
plauding former Nazis and their all crimes committe
In his new book, "The New activities.
Nazi regime. Su
A chapter title, "Jews Should bring the `b
Germany and the Old Nazis,"•
mur-
published by Random House, Be Exterminated Like Vermin," der' out of
zone." In
Tetens lists hundreds of ex-Nazis containing accusations of such this res
ws how Gen
who are back in power, lists existing sentiments in bonn- eral
h.
commuted war
numerous incidents to prove that dominated Germany, relates the trim '
ath sentences and
the authorities under Adenauer, "Koeppern case," which was ex- ho
Commissioner John
while resorting to lip service in posed in May 1959 by Look
as hounded to free the
condemning the Nazi atrocities, European Editor Edward M.
ackets," those
nevertheless either encourage or Korry. It is the case of Kur
sentences. The
openly welcome former SS lead- Sumpf and his family who ca
paign upon McC1
ers and others into active gov- from Israel to the small Ger •
sed him great di
ernment service.
town of Koepprn, establish
lted in some com :
ut the last
ckets
What will especially shock bakery and were so perse
finally were
the readers is that Tetens hounded and beaten th
f the
were
forced
to
flee.
strong cam
does not even spare Adenauer
half.
Teten also deals with )die
Some
nti-Sem .
himself. He quotes him again
Germa
and again to prove that he case and other incidents w ci tism in
gs of horr
defended Nazis, that he was finally attracted world atte i oz arouse new fe
Nazi vill
exerting his efforts to secure but .which in no sense br gh In some insta •
were enable
-scape or
the release of war criminals, firm action against the ne
az freed.
among them many who were and the _ re-emerging p
Desc.ribin
indiff
condemned to death, and in feelings in Germany.
Especially shocki
or lack of t wledge
in
exposing "the Aden auer
Tetens' expose are the acts
Germany's yout
image" he quotes Delbert
etens
which indicate that G
states: "The 850
Semitic
Clark who pictured Adenauer
are minimizing the H
outrages officiall
reported
as "a bad-tempered and ex-
crimes, that many of
during the first
weeks of
tremely astute reactionary."
have been led to believ
1960, committ
mainly by
In his party, Tetens quotes
Jews willfully and delibe ely
young peopl
between the
Clark's "Again the Goose
exaggerated the number
ages of 15
25, are a clear
Step," Adenauer was regarded
was murdered in order to
indicatio
the present dan-
as "the great symbol of ex-
able to collect restitution.
ger. It
s not speak well for
treme political toryism," and a
Nuremberg trials' revelation
stern powers or for the
former admirer described him
and the factual data gathered
enauer administration that
as "a malicious old man."
another 'lost generation' has
While it is to be expected that from Nazi files do not seem to
grown up in Germany."
Tetens' charges will be severely matter. Jews, who lost mil-
He shows that German text-
condemned and his book will be lions of kinsmen, now are ac-
criticized, especially in view of cused of having created a books deal very scantily with the
the general belief that the Nazis myth about such a catastrophe! Nazi crimes; that a 1949 edition
"How much of a danger is of a widely used textbook had
have been uprooted by the Bonn
government, it will take a lot of the anti-Jewish sentiment in Ger- an eight-page description of the
explaining to eradicate blame many?," Tetens asks. "A public concentration camp terror, and
from Adenauer himself, in view opinion poll made in 1958 the 1958 edition made no men-
of the • direct quotations from showed that '39 percent of the tion of it at all; that: "The sa
1949 edition strongly co
the "old man's" assertions.
i
the persecution of t
Even the Ben-Gurion meeting
in
more than three p
with Adenauer on March 14, Urge Middle East
edition gives
1960, is- described - by- Tetens as Countries to Adapt
lines."
- "motivated -13r political expe-
Quoting
diency_ as well as by mutual Israel's Technology
W t which stat-
good Will and respect.
vir of Nazi propa-
NEW YORK, (JTA)—An ap- ed that "t
- Nevertheless, Tetens shows peal to all nations in the Middle ganda is till resent," Tetens
that although Germany adopted East to regard Israel as a pilot neverth ss ws how German
a program of paying Israel $715,- plant and to "adapt her astound- youth
her c -aim lack of knowl-
000,000 during a 12-year period ing achievements in science and edge
• out Hitler, o er
as compensation for losses by technology to their own pressing that
a hero's role,
Jewry which amounted to eight problems" was made by Jacob R. the
ctics of their
billion dollars — the Adenauer Sensibar, president of the Amer- kee g silent on the u' ect
proposal faced defeat because of ican Technion Society, address- the trocities.
his own party only 83 out of 143 ing the closing session of the
anwhile new hatred
party members voted for the in- fourth annual Conference on ins led in the youth agai
demnification and the measure Science and. Technology in Is- All , especially against
was saved by the votes of 125 rael and the Middle East, held vel Churchill, Morgenthau, and
Social Democrats. Out of the 402 at the Hotel Astor. the
ti-Semitic virus is becom-
members of the German, Parlia-
"It is the hope of the_ planners ing • re evident.
ment, only 238 voted for in- of this Conference that the day
Te s substantiates his ac-
demnification, the rest voting is not far off when these annual cusati
by referring to hun
against or abstaining. Thus, even gatherings will be held in Israel dreds
newspaper, magaz .
on the question of compensation and in surrounding countries, at and offi 1 reports.
to Israel Adenauer could not which there will nd
"The
Germany
muster his party's support. The open exchange
Old Nazis"
es
scientific
implication is -that anti-Jewish technical inf
tion that wi over present
feelings have not been eradi- benefit all p
es," he declared.
cated.
William
. Q. Halm, Ambas-
A major accusation against sador of
ana to the United
Adenauer is his retention of States, to
the Confer ce •f
Dr. Hans Globke as his Sec- Israel's
hnical assis
, retary of State. Tetens charges his coun
Halm said:
Work For Yourself
that Globke continues to make we ente
into he ne
er
Full or Part-Time
major government decisions. which a
ed u- new
He repeats the charges of and ne
ALWAYS THE LATEST
piration w
Globke's guilt as the formula- ourselves faced wit
AMERICAN and IMPORTED
tor of the Nazi racial laws and which co d only be
QUALITY PRODUCTS
Adenauer is blamed for re- new skill
nd new technique
taining and defending him.
some of
'eh we lacked.
"What is really disturbing," therefore h . to cast our
es
3111 Grand River Avenue
Tetens writes, "is the attitude on the horizo
in
Importers' and Manufacturers'
of the German people. The pub- and from Israel,
Distributors
lic has completely swalloWed the

SALESMEN

48th

Annual

Calif. Governor NamesHill to State Court

LOS ANGELES, (JTA)—Irv-
ing Hill, president of the Jewish
Federation-Council of Greater
Los Angeles, was appointed by
Governor Brown as a judge on
the State Superior Court.
Judge Hill has been active for
years in Jewish community
affairs here. He is a member of
the Jewish Community Rela-
tions Committee, a former pres-
ident and present board mem-
ber of the Jewish Free Loan
Association, and formerly chair-
man of the Federation-Council
allocations committee.
The Federation - Council is
ade up of 30 city-wide health
d social welfare agencies and
Jewish community organiza-

tions. Judge Hill, 46, Was
elected to the presidency of the
Federation-Council last Febm-
ary.

Morocco Arrests Eight
for Helping Zionists

CASABLANCA, (JTA)—Five
Moslems and three Spaniards
were arrested by Moroccan au-
thorities, charged with belong-
ing to a "Zionist network," it
was reported in the press here.

25 years ago, the presidential
campaign of President Franklin
D. Roosevelt and Governor Al-
fred Landon was the first to use
radio facilities.

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