Neo-nazism on the Skids, W. German Minister Says

Neo-Nazism is on the decline and in disarray in West Germany, according to interior Minister Gerhard Baum. He told the Bundestag today that the National Democratic Party (NDP), which achieved some local electoral successes in the early 1970s, is steadily losing members. He said other neo-Nazi political organizations are divided and dispersed.

Baum reported that the use of violence by neo-Nazi groups has diminished over the past two years and is of less concern to the authorities. However, he added, while the number of neo-Nazi activists has been reduced, they have be come more aggressive and are increasingly involved in politically motivated terrorism.

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