Right-wing Group Holds First Congress

West Germany’s newest extreme right-wing organization, “Aktion Neue Rechte,” has just held its first national congress here behind closed doors. About 500 members and sympathizers attended, most of them former members of the moribund National Democratic Party (NPD) which was regarded by many as neo-Nazi.

The ANR was founded in 1972 by the former NPD national chairman Siegfried Poehlmann in Munich. It espouses a policy of European “liberation,” extreme nationalism and a Nazi-type socialism. The congress re-elected Poehlmann as party chairman and decided to break with Gerhard Frey, chairman of the right-wing Deutsche Volksunion and publisher of the right-wing, frequently anti-Israel “Deutsch National Zeitung.”

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