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German Teacher Suspended for Making Violent Anti-jewish Remarks

The Baden-Wurttemberg Ministry of Education has suspended Ludwig Zind, a high school teacher in Offenburg charged with making a public statement to the effect that “far too few Jews had been gassed” during the Nazi regime. The complaint against Zind was brought by a Jewish merchant to whom the remark had been directed.

Originally, the school authorities had refused to suspend Zind pending “an investigation.” However, after protests, the Ministry found that prolonged inquiry was necessary and placed Zind under “preliminary” suspension.