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Bonn Takes Action Against Right-wing Publisher Who Printed Hitler’s Picture

The publisher of the neo-Nazi weekly Deutsche National and Soldalen Zeilung has been formally charged with disseminating a Nazi emblem. The paper ran a picture of Adolph Hitler on its front page last July in violation of the law of the Federal Republic. It was paired with a photo of Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Dayan under the headline, “Israel’s Auschwitz in the Desert–the Mass Murder of the Arabs–Dayan in Hitler’s Footsteps.”

Dr. Gerhard Frey, the publisher of the right-wing journal, made news in another way last week when he named Moshe Menuhin, father of violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, “permanent editorial advisor on cultural policy.” The elder Menuhin has been a long-time contributor of violently anti-Israeli articles to the weekly which features articles in defense of Nazi war criminals. Menuhin recently wrote a letter to Frey calling him “my friend.”