LONDON (Jan. 5)
Indignation was expressed by Jewish leaders here today over the resolution published by the Central Committee of the East German Communist Party in Berlin yesterday declaring that the demands for compensation for Jewish victims of Nazism are “an attempted theft of German property.”
Reports received today by the Jewish Agency offices here state that the Communist resolution, which is outspokenly anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist, says that when Jewish capital was confiscated by the Nazis, all that happened was that property of Jewish monopoly capitalists was transferred to Aryan monopoly capitalists.
This statement is “an insult to the memory of six million Jewish victims of German Nazi bestiality,” S. Levenberg, representative of the Jewish Agency, said In a statement issued here today. “It is an attempt to whitewash the greatest crime in history.”
Emphasizing that the Berlin Communist resolution is framed “in the old Nazi anti-Semitic style, ” Mr. Levenberg said: “The revival of the anti-Semitic campaign in East Germany, backed by official quarters, is a most disturbing development. Following so closely after the Prague trial, the new anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish drive in East Berlin is a challenge and a warning to the Jewish people.”