8—Friday, November 18, 1966
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Neo-Nazi Success in Hesse Draws Anger, Warnings in U.S.
"A review of existing legislation WJC British section, declared that
CLEVELAND (JTA) — Dr. Na-
hum Goldmann, president of the is needed to enable German au- the NDP was led by former active
World Jewish Congress, said here thorities to take more effective ac- members of the Nazi Party and
Oct. 12 that Jews were "angry and tion against incitement to racial "staunch supporters" of Hitler's
frightened" by the election of and religious hatred. Above all, policies. He added that the Ger-
eight members of the neo-Nazi Na- Germany must remember — and man people "must take the warn-
tional Democratic Party in the conduct hereself at home and ing."
parliament of the German state of abroad ever mindful that the Nazi
In West Berlin, Heins Galinski,
past can never be permitted to head of the West Berlin Jewish
community, warned that West Ger-
BONN (JTA) — Wide criticism far have accepted the Kiesinger
Addressing the national govern- happen again."
man right-wing organizations were
by some Germans and by many nomination on its face value,
In New York, Dr. Goldmann
ing council of the American Jewish
others abroad of the Christian and several printed reports pur-
Congress at Fairmount Temple issued a statement on behalf of becoming an increasing threat to
the World Jewish Congress
Democratic Party's nomination of porting to back up Kiesinger's
here, Dr. Goldmann warned that
ex-Nazi Kurt Georg Kiesinger as claims that Allied denazification
the German people were "getting warning the German leadership
Addressing ceremonies mark-
the Federal Republic's chancellor, authorities had "cleared" him of
tired of being reminded of what not to repeat "the fatal error" of ing the 28th anniversary of "Crys-
underestimating the threat of tal Night" when the Nazis began
the Hitler regime did to the Jews
to succeed Ludwig Erhard, did not Nazism after he had been im-
the early rise of Nazism. "Jew- burning and looting Jewish prop-
and to the world. They are tired
prevent Kiesinger from efforts to prisoned for a year following the
ish communities all over the
of the problem of indemnifica-
line up a parliamentary majority end of World War II.
erty throughout Germany, Galin-
Der Spiegel, a popular weekly, tion," he declared, "tired of war world have noted with deep con-
that would insure his election to
ski called on the West Germans to
cern the steadily growing in-
printed a report made purportedly crimes trials. But Germany can
put an end to right-wing radical
fluence of former Nazis in the
Kiesinger, 62, minister-president by a German lieutenant colonel in ill afford to tire so easily," he
of the state of Baden-Wuerttem- 1944, stating that Kiesinger had warned. "The memory is too fresh political life of the Federal Re-
Following the success of the
public of Germany," he said.
made at least seven distinct moves —the crimes too vast—to permit
The American Jewish Commit- National Democratic Party in
to block anti-Jewish actions during the German nation to abandon the
material and moral reparations tee issued a statement emphasiz- Hesse, Dr. Stokicht, a Stuttgart
the Nazi regime.
it must make to the Jewish ing that it sent a mission recently lawyer, told the NDP victory rally
Der Spiegel said it had obtained
to West Germany to investigate in Karlsruhe that "Israel stabbed
the report made by the German people.
us in the back" by recognizing the
"In material terms," Dr. the rising tide of rightist senti-
army oficer from the National Ar-
Oder-Neisse Line between Ger-
chives in Washington about 18
many and Poland.
has cooperated in providing eco-
The Frankfurter Allgemeine also nomic restitution and idemnifi- return to the United States.
cation for the victims of Nazism
printed long extracts from the
IF YOU TURN THE
The Board of Deputies of British
and their heirs, although recent
1944 report. Die Welt, of Hamburg,
said: "Twenty-one years after the difficulties interposed by some
war, there are limits that nobody officials indicate a weakening of World Jewish Congress expressed
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concern in separate statements.
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can pass without getting into con- the original spirit in which resti-
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"In moral terms, however, Ger-
and pointed to Kiesinger's "long
services with the Federal Re- many has not yet succeeded in foreign affairs committee was giv-
confronting the full and awful ing the development its immediate
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The American Jewish Con-
Jacob Halevy, chairman of the
in her name against the Jewish
gress called on the U.S. State
people and all civilization. It was
Department to protest Ger-
to the credit of Germany that
many's "astonishing political
KURT GEORG KIESINGER
many of her religious, political and
callousness, which betrays the
intellectual leaders, and much of
berg, was nominated by the Chris- widefelt prevalent feeling in
the German press, has warned
tian Democratic members of the Germany that the country can
against these dangers. But these
Bundestag, lower house of West now afford to disregard its past
warnings are not enough," he
Germany's parliament, by a vote in choosing its political leaders
of 161-13'7 against the candidacy of for the future."
Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroe-
"Radical changes are necessary
Dr. John Slawson, executive vice
president of the American Jewish in German school curricula and
Kiesinger's - principal opponent Committee, declared: "With mem- textbooks so that the young gen-
for the chancellorship as of Sun- ories of the Nazi period still fresh eration will learn and understand
day was West Berlin's Social in the mind of the world, we would the enormity of Nazism's assault
Democratic governing mayor, certainly not wish to see persons on humanity" he continued.
Willy Brandt. The Social Demo- with an admitted Nazi background
crats, avoiding thus far to men- in the highest levels of the West belief that Kiesinger would most
tion Kiesinger's admitted mem- German government. Many sensi- probably lead a friendly policy
bership in the Nazi Party, were
tive people in this country and toward Israel if he succeeded Dr.
basing their opposition so far on West Europe will undoubtedly see Ludwig Erhard. Observers stressed
purely parliamentary grounds, this as an affront to the millions the important role of Franz Josef
hoping to obtain in the Bunde-
who were brutally destroyed by Strauss, a former West German
stag a "constructive no confi- Nazism in the greatest human defense minister and a reliable
dence" vote against Chancellor calamity of all time."
friend of Israel, had in Kiesinger's
Benjamin R. Epstein, national election and the considerable
Erhard, which would also name
Brandt as the Erhard successor. director of the Anti-Defamation weight his influence would bear
Kiesinger proceeded Sunday, as League of Bnai Brith, stated: on any cabinet led by Kiesinger.
head of a 14-man Christian Demo- "More than anyone, Germans them-
Alex Springer, the West German
cratic negotiating committee, to selves should find it incredible press magnate, said here that
seek an alliance with one or that the party of Adenauer and Er- "Kiesinger is not exactly the man
another — or both — of the two hard has turned Kurt Georg Kie- I would have chosen for chancellor
parties he hoped to line up as par- singer, a man with a Nazi record, but I am confident his basic ap-
ticipants in a new coalition govern- to lead their party and nation.
proach to democracy is okay." In
"If Mr. Kiesinger is acceptable an interview with Yediot Ahronot,
ment which he would try to re-
form. The parties are the Social to the German people and to the Springer said also that lie talked
Democrats and the Free Demo- other parties with which the Chris- recently with Kiesinger and that
tian Democratic Party will have to Kiesinger told him that "he feels
In Washington, State Depart- form a coalition, then the world he has to act basically for a
ment officials replied with a curt has cause for concern and will continuation of improvement in
"no comment" when asked about have to reevaluate German com- Israeli-German relations."
the Kiesinger nomination for the mitment to democracy."
Springer, who came to Israel
Israel is watching with keen
West German chancellorship. Sec-
for the cornerstone laying of the
retary of State Dean Rusk has interest the efforts of Kiesinger
$1,000,000 library he has do-
directed members of his depart- to form a cabinet. The nomina-
nated to the Israel Museum, said
ment to avoid commenting on the
he was convinced West Germany
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