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Nazi Inhumanities Stressed at Meeting of German Catholic Priests

“We want to overcome our sufferings and forgive but we must insist upon and state the truth so as to avoid a repetition of similiar inhumanity,” Canon Reinhold Friedrichs declared here today at an international meeting of some 100 Roman Catholic priests and monks, all survivors of the Dachau concentration camp.

The clerics will attend the Bergen-Belsen “Hour of Atonement” organized by the 79th convention of German Roman Catholics opening in Hanover tonight.

In Kassel, a demand was voiced today that all denazification files should be destroyed unless they concerned crimes. The demand was made by Ludwig Schneider, Free Democratic member of the Hesse Parliament. He said that such files should have been destroyed or publicly burned “to testify that the denazification era was over.”