West German Government Orders Seizure of Anti-semitic Pamphlets
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West German Government Orders Seizure of Anti-semitic Pamphlets

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The Bonn Government has ordered the seizure of a quantify of anti-Semitic-pamphlets printed by the Bavarian publishing house of Widar Verlag of Oberammergau. The West German Ministry’s action affected 9,000 pieces of literature.

The last Gestapo chief of Bochum, Herbert Raschik, and two of his aides have been acquitted by the local jury court, which found they had illegally killed 19 prisoners in the cellar of Bochum Gestapo headquarters, but ruled that their comprehension of the criminal nature of the shootings had not been shown with absolute certainty. The three who had been convicted of murder some years ago, were freed by a higher court. It was this acquittal which had been appealed by the prosecutor.

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