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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-05

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German Publications Expose Neo-Nazism

(Continued from Page 1)
These small groups of vio-
lent conspirators have kil-
led and maimed a fair
number of victims. There is
also a large number of
right-wing para-military
Over the past three years
neo-Nazis in Germany have
killed 19 people and injured


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more than 220. Six have
themselves been killed.
One shot himself last
Christmas after having shot
and killed two Swiss cus-
toms officers. One blew
himself up in a Munich Ok-
toberfest blast.
Another neo-Nazi, Kay
Uwe Bergmann, is
presumed dead. He is
said to have been rubbed
out by fellow-trainees at
a PLO camp in Lebanon
because it was feared he
might be a turncoat.
Bonn Interior Minister
Gerhart Baum has noted a
growing neo-Nazi fanati-
cism. The office for the Pro-
tection of the Constitution,
the domestic intelligence
agency, says right-wingers
are showing increasing
signs of violence.
Its report on political ex-
tremism in 1980 listed 113


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right-wing offenses but, skilled and unskilled
terrorist activities and acts
of violence by militant perhaps in view of their cho- workers, white-collar
sen careers, they could be workers and students.
right-wing extremists.
The propaganda is spread
In 1979 the figure was 97, termed a little slack in deal-
in an avalanche of periodi-
a year earlier 52. The ing with right-wingers."
Right-wingers often get cals, newspapers, brochures
authorities have files on
about 1,800 members of 22 off with lenient sentences, and adventure and war
neo-Nazi groups and lone he says, whereas left- stories and pseudo-
wingers are exposed to the scientific literature that is
About 150 of them are full rigors of the law. repeatedly classified as
pro- unfit for juvenile reading.
on record as already hav-
The government agency
ing engaged in violence.
In 1980 the police confis- Karlsruhe has on several that classifies material as
cated about nine pounds occasions had to be unfit for juvenile consury --- -
of explosive, 134 hand leaned on politically to tion is increasingly ha‘, _, 1
grenades and bombs, 200 get cracking on certain to deal with right-wing vio-
firearms, 315 knives and cases, the story goes. lence on video film.
The cases alleged are Bonn officials would be
21,000 rounds of ammuni-
tion. Heinz Lembke's 31 those of the arms caches in more than happy to see the
caches in the Luneburg the Luneburg Heath, the Ministry of Family and
Heath were unearthed by bomb raids on migrant Youth Affairs and Health
the police to reveal 80 workers' quarters and the acting more in accordance
pounds of explosive, Wurzburg para-military with the advice of the law
13,500 rounds of ammuni- group Wehrsportgruppe enforcement agencies and
tion, 50 rocket launchers, Hoffmann. the Verfassungsschutz.
Yet if, say, a woman The authorities are also
258 grenades and 15
teacher spray-paints an having trouble with the
Roman Herzog, Interior RAF slogan on the au- New Right, a movement
Minister of Baden- tobahn, the public pro- of French origin that no
Wurttemberg, feels there is secutor's office comes down longer tries to glorify the
sufficient evidence that on her like a ton of bricks. Nazi past; it proclaims an
Developments on the allegedly new social
right-wing militants are
adopting tactics similar to right-wing fringe go beyond Darwinist approach in-
those used by the (left-wing) the hard-core militants. In stead.
Men are unequal. Like
Red Army Faction (RAF) comparison with 1979 the
which they secretly admire. membership of right-wing animals they are governed
This, he says, has been extremist groups increased by the survival of the fittest.
shown by plans for arms in 1980 by 14.5 percent to Struggle is a principle of
procurement and hostage- about 20,000. life. There is a master race.
They belong to over 75 Negroes and Jews are
taking. Right-wingers have
set up an aid organization organizations, although stupid. And so on.
the Deutsch Volksunion, The New Right tries to
for nationalists in custody.
Its role is to organize legal run by Dr. Frey, the argue along scientific lines,
aid, to look after prisoners proprietor of the which makes it more dif-
and even to run hunger Nationalzeitung, has ficult for the authorities to
take preventive action
strikes against prison con- over 10,000 members.
This is more than the against it.
ditions and to coordinate
Another new approach
and finance recognition as NPD or National Democra-
is growing increasingly
political prisoners.

is the bid to
At present 20 neo-Nazis
are reported to be serv- even the militant ones, rely glamorize
ing prison sentences and on donations to keep going Socialism and its catch-
40 to be in investigative (unless they happen to stage phrases by means of comic
strips and blood-and-
bank raids).
This tendency towards thunder science fiction.
The longest sentence a
Attempts are being
more rightwing views is re-
neo-Nazi is currently serv-
flected among the general made to gain support
ing is 11 years. Ex-
Bundeswehr serviceman public, according to a sur- among the young by tak-
Lothar-Harold Schute was vey made for the Chancel- ing part in the ecological
movement and running
convicted of setting up a ter- lor's Office in Bonn.
right-wing mag-
rorist organization.
light what one Bonn expert azines for students and
The authorities are wor-
dubbed German armchair schoolchildren.
ried by the increasingly
Rudolf Steffen of the
conspiratory activity of fascism. Many people are
receptive towards extremist Bonn agency that gets
right-wing extremist
material felt to be unfit for
groups. They are said to be
young says these maga-
battening down more and
ing advantage of this re- zines are often so well done
more tightly. New members
ceptiveness by means of that they are not im-
are obliged to take part in
increasingly adept and mediately identifiable as
criminal offenses and to be
subtle agitation aimed at neo-Nazi literature.
prepared to serve time in
prison for therri if need be, it
is claimed.
In one case in Lower
Saxony an official of the
Verfassungsschutz, or
HADERA — Hogla Ltd., its investment in the new
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of American Is- plant and machinery
agency, has even switched
raeli Paper Mills Ltd., has amounted to about
sides and joined , the neo-
first $700,000.
Israeli families have lir
Israeli-manufactured dis-
Developments among
considered foreign-m
posable panty-diaper.
right-wingers are taking
The brand name is disposable diapers
an alarming turn, yet the
"Titulim," Hebrew for di- highly-desirable product
law does not seem to be
aper. Hogla reports that the that was usually beyond
taking them as seriously
is being so their means, according to
as it does left-wing ex-
enthusiastically received in the Jerusalem Post. In addi-
the Israeli marketplace that tion to convenience, the dis-
Between Sept. 1, 1978
it plans to start a second posable diaper is sterile and
and Oct. 31, 1981 there were
production shift quite soon helps prevent common di-
631 sentences, 97 sentences
aper rash in many infants.
at its new plant in Afula.
not yet valid (because the
Hogla also plans to ex- JTS
defendant's counsel had ap-
pand its domestic market
pealed or might yet do so)
NEW YORK — Judith
beyond individual consum-
and acquittals in about one
ers to institutions such as Frede has been named na-
case in 10.
hospitals and clinics. It es- tional director of develop-
But as one well-informed
timates that sales volume ment for the Jewish
commentator has put it:
for 1982 will reach approx- Theological Seminary of
"Judges and public pro-
imately $3,000,000, while America.
secutors may not be blind to

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