Jews in West Germany Said to Be Facing More Open Anti-semitism
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Jews in West Germany Said to Be Facing More Open Anti-semitism

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Heinz Galinski, chairman of the Jewish community in West Berlin, believes that Jews living in the Federal Republic are “more and more often confronted with open anti-Semitism.”

Writing in the Jewish Press Service, on information news letter for the West German Jewish community, Galinski blamed the social and economic crisis or increased manifestations of anti-Semitism and what he called its “new variation of anti-Zionism.” He said extreme right wing groups have become bolder and more dangerous, posing the security problems for the Jewish community.

Galinski recalled that a Jewish students organization in Munich observed only a few weeks ago that 40 years after the fall of the Third Reich it was impossible to hold Jewish religious services in Germany without a heavy police guard.


Meanwhile, an anti-Nazi organization of Social Democrats has produced a documentary firm in Munich on judges of the notorious Nazi peoples courts who still occupy the bench or hold other prestigious jobs in the justice system of the Federal Republic.

According to the documentary, which will be screened in German theaters in October, 1,400 judges and prosecutors of the Nazi courts are known to be alive in West Germany. But under present laws they cannot be prosecuted despite a allegations that they are responsible for imposing 16,000 death sentences during the Nazi era.

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