MUNICH (Apr. 19)
Jewish circles here today expressed satisfaction with the statement made last night in Frankfort by American High Commissioner John J. McCloy to the effect that the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents in West Germany is a disgrace for every German.
Issued as a result of recent attacks on Jewish cemeteries and a mob demonstration against a partly-Jewish girl in Hamburg who testified against the producer of the Nazi film “Jew Suess,” the statement emphasized that the incidents injure every German. Mr. McCloy urged every citizen and the police “to take steps to stop them.”
Meanwhile, West German Deputy Chancellor Franz Bluecher, leader of the Free German Democratic Party, denied charges by the World Jewish Congress that there has been a revival of nationalism and anti-Semitism since the creation of the Federal Government and that former Nazi leadors are connected with the Bonn Administration.
Asserting that he did not wish to reply to the World Jewish Congress charges, he said that if former Nazis had lied their way into positions with the Federal Government they were subsequently dismissed. He expressed the hope that the “common desire for world peace will bring a good relationship with Jewry” as it has already done with “other peoples who were formerly hostile.”