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Opposition to Giving Parliamentary Seat to Himmler’s Aide Mounting

Opposition continued piling up here and elsewhere in West Germany today to the granting of a seat in Bonn’s lower House of Parliament, the Bundestag, to Dr. Max Frauendorfer, an aide to Heinrich Himmler during the Nazi regime and a colonel in the Hitler SS.

The Bavarian Christian Democratic Party, allied with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s Christian Democratic Union, had designated the former Nazi for a seat recently vacated in the Bundestag. The issue about whether to seat Frauendorfer is expected to be decided by the Bundestag, at Bonn, early next month.

The Munich Merkur, an influential daily newspaper here, declared editorially today: “There is a limit to ambition when we wish to prove, both to ourselves and to the world, that our State is no longer the State of yesterday.”

Frankfurt’s Neue Presse today recalled that it is exactly 30 years “since all this misery began” with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power, and said: “Frauendorfer is of less interest than are his supporters whose attitude is so decisive for the mentality of certain party officials as well as for what, in general, is still possible in the Germany of today.”

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