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Germans Receive Israeli Tourist Visas; Swore They Had Not Been Nazis

A group of several hundred German tourists have been granted visas to visit Israel next month after they filed affidavits attesting to the fact that they had never been Nazis, it was learned here today.

The group, the first large tourist contingent to come to Israel from Germany, will visit the country as part of a Mediterranean tour on the S.S. Aridne, a German vessel. A Hamburg travel agency arranged the tour. The visas were granted by the Israel Mission in Cologne. Israel has no diplomatic representation in West Germany.