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Israel Medical Assn. Wants German Eliminated from Convention

The executive committee of the Israel Medical Association voted today not to act as host to an international convention scheduled here for next March unless German is dropped as one of the four official convention languages. The committee also voted not to allow the conference the use of the Beit Harofe Medical Center unless use of German was canceled by the World Association of Physicians convention.

The daily newspaper Maariv reported that a former SS officer visited Israel last month as a member of a Parliamentary delegation from Lower Saxony. The newspaper identified him as Baron of Friedrich von Viernes and said he spent two weeks in Israel with the delegation, it also said that he was responsible for wartime deportations from Lodz in occupied Poland. No comment on the report was available from Israeli authorities.