MAINZ, West Germany (Sep. 11)
A West German Youth Organization said today it had called a special plenary meeting to discuss a brochure on Germany’s Nazi past which the Rhineland-Pfalz Ministry had refused to approve for school distribution.
The brochure was written by Fritz Bauer, Chief Public Prosecutor of Hesse and published by the province’s German Youth Organization. Entitled, “The Roots of Fascist and National Socialist Action,” it was intended for high school and college students in the province.
The provincial Ministry of Education declined to approve it because it considered the prosecutor’s views as “one-sided and objectionable.” At the urging of the youth group the rejection was raised in the Rhineland-Pfalz Parliament. The offended youth group then announced it would hold a plenary on September 26 to which it invited the prosecutor and leading members of the Education Ministry solely to discuss the publication.