New West German President Is Ardent Anti-Nazi;
Heinemann Favors Abolishing Limitations Statute
eran, was a member of anti-Nazi
BONN (JTA)—The newly elected assed would go free.
president of the West German Fed- Schroeder was nominated by the groups before the war who looked
eral Republic is a man with an CDU even though his past record toward the leadership of Pastor
impeccable anti-Nazi record who proved embarrassing to the party. Martin Neimoller. It was learned
has long been in the forefront of He was a former member of the after the war that he kept a secret
Nazi Party and admittedly had ap- press in the cellar of his home
plied for membership in the notor- where anti-Nazi leaflets were print-
that N a i war
ious "SA" during his student days ed. Dr. Heinemann was warmly
criminals yet to
received when he visited Israel
1 in Hitler Germany.
be tried do not
Dr. Heinemann, an ardent Luth- last year.
cheat justice. Dr.
mann, a Social
Democrat a n
minister of jus-
tice of West Ger-
many, was elect-
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significance in view of the .Nazi
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Schroeder, and the nature of some
of the forces arrayed on Schroed-
er's side. It was also a political
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blow to the Christian Democratic
Union (CDU) the party of Chan-
cellor Kurt George Kiesinger.
Dr. Heinemann, who is 69, has
been described as a man of strong
moral convictions. He joined the
Social Democratic Party in 1958.
Over the past two years he has
been one of the strongest advocates
of abolition of the statute of limita-
ti6ns on Nazi war crimes. The sta-
tute, due to go into effect at the
end of this year, would bar further
prosecutions of war criminals in-
volved in crimes of murder. Dr.
Heinemann has said that if the sta-
tute is allowed to become law,
thousands of war criminals against
hom evidence is now being am-
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