Council of Jews in Germany Calls for Vigilance on Rightists

The Central Council of Jews in Germany called yesterday for the utmost vigilance against rightist anti-Jewish propaganda in Germany. The warning coincided with a strong pretest resolution issued by the HIAG, the political organization of veterans of the Waffen SS. The Waff on SS was a branch of the Hitler Elite Guard which saw military service during World War II.

The HIAG statement denounced the “political persecution” aimed at the organization for its planned rally in the Beer Hall in Munich where Hitler began his National Socialist movement. The statement criticized Munich mayor Hans Vogel for his strong opposition to the meeting and asserted that the mayor’s views were “in direct contrast to the opinions of the residents of Munich.”

(In Switzerland, the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities unanimously adopted today a resolution voicing “grave concern that two decades after Hitler. National Socialist ideology has again reared its head in Germany.” The resolution, which was delivered to the West German Ambassador in Berne, expresses “amazement” that groups whose spirit is very close to that of the National Socialists are able to form again and the German press publishes anti-Jewish propaganda.)

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