Head of Parliamentary Compensation Committee Replaced in Bonn

The Social Democratic Party announced today that Alfred Frenzel, a Socialist deputy from Bavaria, would replace Otto Greve as chairman of the Parliamentary compensation committee. Herr Greve resigned recently after charges by other deputies that he had used his office for personal advantage by representing individual claimants for compensation as Nazi victims.

Meanwhile, Dr. Adolf Arndt, Social Democratic deputy, has charged in a letter to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer that Christian Democratic deputy Jacob Diel who caused Greve’s resignation, has been guilty of anti-Semitic statements on several occasions. Both Dr. Arndt and Jewish leaders have held that Herr Diel’s campaign against Her Greve was meant to smoke screen an all-out attack on the compensation program.

In 1952, Dr. Arndt wrote Dr. Adenauer, Herr Diel wrote that “the German people regrets that not all the Jews were gassed.” Dr. Arndt further stated that Herr Diel is said to have spoken of the “machinations” of Jewish notaries in Israel in reference to claims filed by Nazi victims and to have referred to persecutees of the Nazi regime as “anti-social and criminal” elements.

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