Foreign Ministers Parley in Geneva Urged to Act Against Nazism
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Foreign Ministers Parley in Geneva Urged to Act Against Nazism

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A plea to the Foreign Ministers Conference to incorporate in any peace treaty with Germany clauses to safeguard anti-Nazi and humanitarian principles was submitted here today by the Association of Victims of the Nazi Regime, the largest association of its kind in West Germany.

The memorandum urged the conclusion of a peace treaty with Germany to eliminate a danger to peace “in the very heart of Europe. ” Such a treaty, however, must stipulate that Germany must be prohibited from permitting former Generals or SS officers and non-commissioned officers to serve in the German Army and that Germany must undertake assurance of “the fundamental rights and liberties to all citizens without distinctions of race, religion or country of origin. ” Full freedom for all citizens “for their religious and political convictions” also must be guaranteed, the memorandum stated.

Germany should also, under the projected treaty, agree to ban the revival of Nazi and Nazi-type parties and to ban parties and groups which resort to promotion of racial and religious hatred, according to the memorandum. The delegations at the Big Four meeting were reported to be studying the memorandum but it will not come up for official consideration.

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