DUSSELFORF (Sep. 17)
The Dusseldorf Higher Court ordered today the confiscation of the anti-Semitic book, “Conspiracy Against the Church, ” which created a stir last year when copies were sent by anonymous sources to each member of the Ecumenical Council.
Edited in Madrid and printed in Austria, the author, listed fictiously as Maurice Pinay, is not known, The 743-page volume is written in true Nazi style and includes thousands of anti-Semitic comments and “examples ” The Central Council of the Jews in Germany was given a copy by a monk and took legal steps against it. Less than 100 copies have been distributed in West Germany;
Josef Cardinal Frings, Archbishop of Cologne, asked for an opinion, frankly showed aversion for the book and its author, and said a public criticism would do too much honor to both;