German Court Bars Establishment of Anti-semitic, Nazi-type Group

The Administrative Court handed down a ruling today barring a Nazi-type, anti-Semitic political organization which Otto Strasser, one-time associate of Adolf Hitler, sought to establish.

The court upheld an earlier action of the West Berlin authorities who denied the organization the right to operate in the city on the grounds that it was undemocratic and unconstitutional.

Strasser, a Nazi Party pioneer who later broke with Hitler and set up his own Nazi-type organization, has been trying to create a political movement ever since his return to Germany from Canada two years ago. He established a political party called the “German Social Union” in West Germany last year.

Berlin circles believe that Strasser may now seek to establish a branch of this party in West Berlin since it is doubtful that the local authorities can outlaw a political party and there is no constitutional court in the city to exercise such authority. The Supreme Constitutional Court at Karlsruhe has declined to exercise jurisdiction over West Berlin.

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