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German Government Brings Charges Against Anti-semitic Publication

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A request by the German Government aimed at halting the distribution of the anti-Semitic sheet “Der Weg” in this country on the grounds that it glorifies former high ranking Nazis, slanders West German leaders and in general supports Nazi theories of race and politics, was heard in a court here today.

The publication, originally edited and printed in Buenos Aires and more recently in Vienna, is distributed in West Germany by a retired customs inspector. It has a circulation of 16,000.

The government charged that the monthly insults the Bonn Government, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and President Theodor Heuss. Among the contributors to “Der Weg” are Johanan von Lehrs, education czar of Nazi Germany and instigator of pogroms; ex-General Ernst Remer former Luftwaffe Colonel Ullrich Rudel; the widow of Marshal von Ludendorff, and Sven Heding, a notorious anti-Semitic writer.

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