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Prosecution Sought Against ‘soldatenzeitung’ for Anti-semitic Article

A demand that the West German Government punish the right-wing, extremist weekly, the Deutsche Nationale Soldatenzeitung, for publishing anti-Cemitic articles that “disturb relations between peoples and slander the United States” was filed with the State Prosecutor at Munich today by Hans Grimmig, on behalf of the Coordinating Council of Societies for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Germany.

The complaint referred particularly to an article in the December 3 issue of the newspaper, written by Willy Glasebock, foreign editor of the weekly, who supported claires made by a school teacher in the German town of Beuson. The latter had been quoted as saying that the gas chambers and crematoria in the Nazi concentration camps had been “fabricated by the Allies, especially the Americans.”

In his article, Glasebock stated that the charges made by the teacher, a man named Endrichkeit, were true. The foreign editor also asserted that the crematoria had been built by Americans at the end of the war.

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