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U.S. Rabbis Not Wanted in Germany by Jewish-christian Organization

Rabbi Peter Levinson, of Heidelberg, co-chairman of the Society for Jewish-Christian Cooperation in Germany, announced today that both Jews and Catholics who are members of the society oppose plans announced by Reform rabbis in the United States to come to this country to lecture the Germans about German Jewry and about the anti-Semitism of the Nazi era.

Naming Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Rabbi Levinson said: “The rabbis have an incorrect picture, thinking that insufficient information is available, Rabbi Eisendrath has announced that, in West Germany, people no longer accept the truth of the Nazi persecutions. Actually there is no lack of information in Germany. All German universities have one lecture chair devoted to Jewry, and there are available large numbers of authoritative books to which all in Germany have access.”

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