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Munich Prosecutors Brings Charges Against Cologne Police Official for Nazi Killings

The Munich war crimes prosecutor has brought charges against Theo Lipps, a high ranking police official in Cologne after the war, who is accused of participation in the murder of thousands of Jewish civilians in Russia during 1941.

In Bonn, the municipality turned down a request by the extreme right-wing National Democratic Party (NPD) to rent the City Hall (Beethoven Hall) for a meeting of the party’s chairmanship. The city authorities got around a court ruling that they could not deny the hall to any renter by pointing out that the request was not for a local meeting but one of the national chairmanship of the reputedly neo-Nazi NPD.

The NPD is seeking its first seats in the Bundestag in this year’s Federal elections. Adolf von Thadden, the party leader, has predicted it would send 50 delegates to Bonn.