NARROWSBURG, N.Y. (Sep. 5)
“If we want German youth to be democratic we have to work directly with them and help them solve their own problems,” Arnulf Pins, chairman of the Board of Youth Institute of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, told the National Jewish Youth Conference today.
Mr. Pins, who is a native of Germany, urged the delegates not to bypass Germany when visiting abroad, and become acquainted with Germans visiting America. “Only by working with them, only by showing them democracy in action, can we convince them of what is right and what is wrong,” he stated.
His address drew a sharp rebuke from the floor, when an irate delegate remarked that he just could not see any sense of “working with and for a country that has murdered 6,000,000 of our people.” Mr. Pins replied that the only way to keep Germans from continuing to follow their undemocratic line is not by having nothing to do with them, but by working with them and having them see and experience democracy at first hand.