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Children in German Schools to Receive More Instruction on Nazi Era

Children in West German elementary schools will receive more instruction on the Nazi period, it was announced today by the Conference of Provincial Ministers of Culture. The educational committee of the conference also decided that school administrators should issue special rulings to compel reluctant teachers to give such instruction.

The State of Hesse is the only West German state to make instruction about the Nazi era compulsory in public schools. Other states so far have only recommended inclusion in the history curriculum of material dealing with the period after the first World War.