ROME (Feb. 28)
Anti-Semitic forces are increasingly active in efforts to undermine the democratic system in West Germany and other countries, members of the European executive of the World Jewish Congress agreed today.
Meeting at Milan, the executive called attention to the continuing growth of Nazi anti-Semitic elements conducting open large-scale propaganda. In a strong resolution, the executive members fully endorsed the recent warning issued by the Central Council of Jews in Germany concerning the dangers involved in the freedom with which neo-Nazi organizations in West German were able to disseminate propaganda to poison the minds of Germans, particularly German youth, against Jews.
The resolution cited slanderous attacks keyed to the argument that the Nazis did not murder 6,000, 000 European Jewish men, women and children during World War II. It called on the West German federal government to take immediate steps to eradicate Nazi influence by applying “sternly” and effectively legal and administrative measures available for that purpose.
The executive also examined the Jewish situation and prospects in North Africa, the Soviet Union and other areas where Jewish communities were encountering difficulties in the free exercise of a Jewish way of life and maintenance the free religious and cultural institutions.