MUNICH (Sep. 11)
Ambitious plans for next year’s Bundestag elections were announced by the anti-Semitic “German Reich Party” at its national convention held in Wiesbaden and attended by more than 250 delegates and 800 guests. The “German Reich Party,” largest of the avowedly neo-Nazi political groups in Germany, polled 300,000 votes in the last Bundestag elections. It is represented in a number of state and local parliaments.
The convention elected Wilhelm Meinberg, a professional Nazi, as the new leader of the party. Dr. Heinrich Kunstmann, a notorious Nazi physician, was elected deputy leader. The latter is considered by the “German Reich Party” as Germany’s rightful chief of state because he briefly succeeded Hitler as chief of state after Hitler’s suicide.
Herr Meinberg joined the violently Jew-baiting “Racist Defensive and Offensive League” in 1919, the “Steel Helmets” shortly thereafter and the Nazi Party in 1929. Ever since he has been a professional Nazi, holding various high positions in the Nazi apparatus. He was also a member of the Prussian legislature, head of the Nazi “Reich Food Estate,” labor director of the “Hermann Goering Works,” “Reichshauptamtsleiter” of the Nazi Party and SS general. He now lives in Westphalia.
In 1953, the Adenauer Government brought suit before the Federal Constitutional Court to have the “German Reich Party” declared unconstitutional because of its Hitlerite affinities and sympathies, but the suit was dropped the following year on the basis of a strange secret deal and for reasons which have never been explained adequately.