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December 02, 1966 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-12-02

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2—Friday, December 2, 1966


Dr. Nahum Goldmann Advises Jews
'Not to Get Panicky' at Reports of
Growing Neo-Nazism in Germany

LONDON (JTA) — Dr. Nahum the growth of the National Demo-
Goldmann, president of the World cratic Party and all other extreme-
Jewish Congress, said here that rightist elements are carefully ob-
the growth of neo-Nazis in Ger- served, using the schools, the
many was "not too dangerous." churches, the mass media and the
However, while advising Jews "not courts as a grand coalition to
to get panicky," Dr. Goldmann counteract these growing signs of
warned them against underesti- a Nazi revival."
mating developments such as the
Dr. Joachim Prinz, speaking for
election successes of the National the conference of presidents of
Democratic Party.
major American Jewish organiza-
Noting that the Germans were tions, called upon the German peo-
used to and insisted upon strong ple and the German government
leadership, Dr. Goldmann said to reject these ultra-nationalistic
that he viewed the National Demo- trends before they acquire sub-
cratic Party's election success stantial power. "For the sake of
"more as an expression of disgust the German people as well as for
at a weak regime and the politi- the security of this planet, every
cally chaotic situation which has means must be employed in Ger-
recently prevailed." He warned, many to insure that there shall be
however, that "there are too many no revival of Nazi ideology, no re-
old Nazis in the new party's rank turn to Nazi fanaticism, no res-
and file" and that the party "uses toration of Nazi political power,"
slogans and methods that remind he said in his statement.
one of the old Nazi days."
In Paris a resolution calling for
Sir Barnett Janner, British the dissolution of the NDP was
Jewish leader, drew attention in adopted by more than 1.000 per-
the House of Commons to a pro-
sons attending a meeting of
posed motion which referred to French Jewish war veterans. The
the "grave consequence of the
meeting was called to focus at-
rise of neo-Nazism in West Ger- tention on the danger of a re-
many in the elections in Hesse
surgence of Nazism in Germany.
and Bavaria" where the extre-
Mrs. Madeleine Fourcade, presi-
mist Democratic Party won Par- dent of the Committee of Action
liamentary seats for the first of the French Resistance, told the
time this month.
meeting that the "neo-Nazi" NDP
Sir Barnett told the House that already had more support than
despite the statements of the "new did Hitler's party in 1928. All
Nazi party" that it has no "sin- speakers at the meeting said dang-
ister intent," a very serious situa- er hovered over Europe in the
tion had arisen in West Germany. wake of NDP electoral victories.
In Munich a group of univer-
He asserted that "precisely the
sity students announced the re-
same argument was used by the
establishment of the "White
Nazis when they came to power,
with disastrous results to civiliza- Rose" Society, which tried to op-
pose the Nazis in 1943, to com-
bat the National Democrats. Its
Replying to Sir Barnett, Richard
Crossman, a Labor deputy who is manifesto said that the National
Democratic successes in Hesse
House leader, said that anyone
and Bavaria showed that "there
who remembered the events of the
are men in Germany who have
1920s when the Nazis were a negli-
gible group in precisely that part forgotten everything and learned
of Bavaria would have a "maca-
Rainer Huf, one of the leaders of
bre feeling" at seeing German
history "apparently repeating it- the new society, said that the Nazi
self." He added, however, that had enrolled many young people,
"one should not jump to that con- that the National Democrats were
clusion." He said that there would calling themselves the Party for
soon be a foreign affairs debate Young Germans, and that the
in the House and the issue could "White Rose" Society would op-
be discussed then.
pose the National Democratic "Oc-
* *
topus." Two of the leaders of the
NEW YORK (JTA)—The elec- ; society in the Nazi era were cap-
torial gains of West Germany's tured and executed.
* * *
extreme right-wing National Demo-
BONN (JTA) — Responding to
cratic Party in the Bavarian elec-
tion evoked worldwide protests on criticism by American Jewish
groups of the selection of ex-Nazi
the nart of Jewish organizations.
Headquarters of national Jewish Kurt Georg Kiesinger as Chancel-
groups here issued statements ex- lor-candidate, former Chancellor
pressing fears over the rising Konrad Adenauer strongly sup-
strength of the NDP in Germany. ported Kiesinger.
A statement by Morris B. Abram,
In a cablegram to national com-
president of the American Jewish mander Malcolm Tarlov of the
Committee, urged the Bonn gov- Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.,
ernment "to redouble its efforts to Adenauer lauded the Christian
maintain a vigilant alert in which Democratic Party's controversial

Neo-Nazi NDP Leaders Are Gloating

Neo-Nazis Told: Thousand Years Are Enough'

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At a memorial to the victims of Nazism::: Cologne, West Germany, last week, 1,500 marchers
demonstrated against the election of neo-Nazi National Democratic Pa r t y candidates in Hesse and
Bavaria. Placards they carried read: "Earlier, National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. Today,
National Democratic Party?", "A Thousand Years Are Enough", "The Smallest Is Too Gross" and
"Again — SS, Concentration Camps, Gestapo?"

candidate. He added that his opin-
ion was "shared by authoritative
representatives of Jews living in
West Germany.
Kiesinger made public his ex-
oneration by a West German De-
Nazification Court. The verdict
said that Kiesinger joined the Nazi
party on May 5, 1933, but that he
opposed the party program at both
professional and personal risk, af-
ter Hitler liquidated Ernst Roehm
and other storm troopers in the
summer of 1934.
Arrest In Hollywood:
Shouted 'Heil Hitler'
and Provoked Fight
Five men who drove a r o u n d a
Jewish neighborhood s h o u tin g
"Heil Hitler," were arrested Mon-
day after they got into fights with
angry residents aroused by the
incident. The men, who were
armed with a chain, were booked
on suspicion of assault with a
deadly weapon. The five men
were accompanied by two teen-
aged girls.

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