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Right-wing Group Outlawed

The Austrian Ministry of Interior today outlawed the right-wing “Working Group for Politics” because it had invited a German anti-Semitic lawyer for a series of lectures despite an official ban. Interior Minister Otto Roesch said Manfred Roeder, who had published a booklet, “The Auschwitz Lie,” lectured to the right-wing group in several Austrian towns last month although he had been officially banned from entering Austria. The “Working Group for Politics,” headed by right-wing writer Konrad Windisch, invited Roeder despite the government ban. The Ministry, last month, banned a “German Christmas” program scheduled to be held by the group in Salzburg. Roesch said as a consequence, Roeder sent him a letter threatening him to charge him at a “war criminal trial.”