W.j.c. Scores German President for Speaking of Nazi’s “martyrdom”

Expressing its “most profound disquiet” at the fact I that President Theodor Heuss of the German Federal Republic had conferred “martyrdom” on Konstantin von Neurath, recently released war criminal, the World Jewish Congress today issued a statement in which it described von Neurath as a justly convicted war criminal who was one of Hitler’s most important adjutants in fomenting World War II, as well as his chief agent of oppression in Czechoslovakia.

The statement want on to say that “when the Federal President, who represents a new Germany, hails von Neurath as a martyr, he discourages those who hope Germany will wipe out her evil Nazi past and encourages the neo-Nazi reactionary element which stands in the way of Germany’s evolution as a democratic state.”

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