NPD's Defeat Is Widely Acclained -Abroad
N ENV YORK ixrA)—The New tures and polled nearly 10 per cent
York Times and New York Post of the vote in Baden-Wurttemberg.
hailed in editorials the failure of Chancellor Kiesinger's grand coali-
the NVe,st German National Demo- tion government was almost pan-
cratic Party to win seats in the icked into an effort to ban Adolf
1:undestag in Sunday's national von Thadden's party before the
The Times said'. "In one resnect.
"It was wise to decide against
Germany's election resell this action. Parties imitating the
xi as emphatic. The ultra-rightist old Hitler appeals and mouthing
National Democratic Party, heir the extreme slogans of the far
to many of the techniques and ap- right everypere will crop up in
peals of Adolf Hitler, failed to get "west Germany from time to time.
the necessary 5 per cent of the It is far better to have tnem func-
total vote and thus was shut out tioning in the open and entering the
of the Iltindestag.
election lists. West German voters
"Few would have predicted this have delivered their verdict on the
result last year After the NPD NPD and may. indeed, have con-
had won seats in seven of the Fed- signed it to the scrap heap. which
eral Republic's 11 state legisla- has been the destination of earlier
Avenger Finds Peace
David Frankfurter, a young Yu.
goslav Jew, maddened by Nazi
anti-Semetic propaganda, killed
allies frequently insisted that NPD Swiss Nazi leader Wilhelm Gust-
really stood for 'normal democratic' loff at Davos, Switzerland, Feb. 4
party' but the returns indicate that 1936. After a sensational trial, he
most West Germans considered this was sentenced to 18 years' impris-
claim as spurious as the party's onment, but was released in 1946.
Now 60, he lives in Israel.
disclaimers of neo-Nazism."
The Post said: "Roughly
month before the West German
elections, Fuhrer Adolf tBuhil von
'Madden of the National Demo-
cratic Party predicted that 'all this
bloody nonsense about our neo-Nazi 12—Friday, October 3, 1969
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
party will fade away when we are
established in the Bundestag as
the only real opposition.' But as a
result of the vote. the NPD seems
to he somewhat faded instead.
"In any case, it fell short of the
5 per cent share of the national
vote required to claim seats in the
Federal Republic's lower house,
despite the fact that party support
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