LONDON (Nov. 15)
A number of former SS officers are believed to have slipped into Britain to attend the publication of the English version of a book which whitewashes the role of the SS in World War II. Despite attempts to deny their entry, the former Nazis are thought to have arrived in Britain, possibly through the Irish Republic. One of them is former Nazi chief Manfred Roeder.
The book, to be published Thursday, is a glossy 590-page pictorial anthology intended to depict the SS as gallant front-line fighters rather than the more familiar image of sadistic concentration camp guards.
Dr. Jacob Gewirtz, defense secretary of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said that the SS book is being published by the people who were responsible for the pamphlet “Did Six Million Really Die?” which portrays the Holocaust as a post-war myth fomented by world Jewry. The aim of all such books was Jew-baiting, he said.