Congress Gets Resolution to Check Neo-nazism in Germany

A resolution aimed at forestalling the growth of neo-Nazism in Western Germany, arising from High Commissioner John J. McCloy’s warning last week that the trend might lead to “general disaster,” was introduced in the House today by Rep. Frances P. Bolton of Ohio, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The resolution provides for an immediate review of events in Western Germany “with all proper powers of hearings and subpoena” to determine steps to prevent the further growth and spread of neo-Nazism. A report would be required not later than July 30, 1952.

Submitting sections of Commissioner McCloy’s report, which revealed the widespread resurgence of Nazism, Rep. Bolton said: “I should be untrue to my own innermost spiritual values and feelings if I did not voice to you the anxiety that I feel for the success of our European policies in the light of the developments in Western Germany.”

Rep. Bolton also made known the texts of letters she wrote to Mr. McCloy and Secretary of State Dean Acheson. These letters asked for an account of the restoration of Nazis to positions of importance and for specific details of the extent to which Nazis have been permitted by both the U.S. and Bonn Governments to return to key jobs.

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