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Jewish War Veterans Hear Demand for Drastic Checks to Revival of Nazism in Germany

Drastic checks to prevent “Nazis and Nazi sympathizers” from returning to power in Germany were advocated here today at the 54th annual encampment of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

A resolution forwarded by the resolutions committee asks delegates to approve intensified re-education efforts in Germany and efforts to give “maximum encouragement” to any democratic forces “that may exist in Germany” to develop a dependable democratic leadership, as well as the assignment to occupation posts of U.S. personnel “who have made positive contributions to the functioning of democracy in our own country.” The resolution urges controls and regular inspection of German industry and scientific research trends. It approves Marshall Plan aid to Western Germany, but stresses that “such aid is important only insofar as it contributes to the economic revival of Western Europe as a whole.”

Another resolution will call on the U.S. to assume leadership in moving for United Nations adoption of a convention “condemning genocide as a crime punishable under international law.”