Eighty Pro-nazi Newspapers Will Be Revived in Bavaria; “stuermer” Publisher Active

A flood of 106 German newspapers, with about four out of five keeping the same names as they had under the Nazi regime, will appear throughout Bavaria in the next few days with the lifting of military government licensing laws, Reuters reported here today.

An American military government spokesman said he expected the majority of the publications “to revive chauvinism, rabble-rousing, feeling against displaced persons, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism,” the report said. “The nightmare of the return of large numbers of former Nazi publishers in the newspaper field now becomes a reality, “he added.

Among those who it was reported intend to publish are Max Will may, former publisher of the notorious Jew-baiting paper “Der Stuermer,” which was edited by Julius Streicher, hanged at Nuremberg as a war criminal. It was also reported that the reactionary publishers have organized an association — named Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fuer Pressefragen — with a capital of 2,000,000 marks to drive out of business publishers licensed by the American forces since the end of the war.

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