German Leaders Greet Jews in Reich and Those Who Fled Nazis

President Theodor Heuss of the Federal German Republic and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer greeted the Jews of Germany in special Rosh Hashanah message. The President used the occasion to condemn anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism as “political pornography,” while the Chancellor extended his greetings not only to Jews living in Germany but also to “all those whom an inhuman system drove from our Fatherland.”

Both German leaders pointed with particular satisfaction to the increasing consolidation of the Jewish community in this country. Dr. Heuss urged Germany to remain vigilant “lest the civic rights which it proclaims are ridiculed and abused by the foes of freedom.” Dr. Adenauer expressed the hope that German Jewry “will soon occupy, within the world Jewish community, the place that is its rightful due.”

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