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Central Bodies of U.S. Reform Jewry Call for Action on Neo-nazism

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Central Conference of American Rabbis called on Jews and non-Jews today to mobilize public opinion to check the resurgence of neo-Nazism in West Germany. The action was taken at a meeting of the Union’s board of trustees. A drive was recommended “to teach the horrors of Nazism to the German youth in school, church, university, and all areas of life.”

Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the UAHC, expressed fear that “our national leaders here in Washington are far too carelessly — or callously — indifferent to this problem.” Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein, president of the CCAR, said that “in view of the recent history of Germany, we consider it our right to demand action by the responsible elements in the fight against resurgent Nazism.”