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Brandt Assails Npd for Supporting Invasion, Occupation of Czechoslovakia

The position of West Germany’s extreme right-wing National Democratic Party in support of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia was assailed today by Foreign Minister Willy Brandt in a televised interview on the Czech crisis. He said that the seeming incongruity of a party often described as neo-Nazi backing up an act by Soviet Russia, East Germany and other Warsaw Pact allies could be explained by the NPD’s view that Germany and Russia will eventually rule over Europe. Mr. Brandt told his German audience that “we regret the misuse of the name of Germany for another invasion of Czechoslovakia after what has happened before.”