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Criminal Proceedings Dropped

Criminal proceedings have been dropped against two officials of Moringen who were held responsible for allowing anti-Semitic material to appear in the town’s official history. The prosecution in Hannover determined that Walter Ohlmer, the former town archivist, and town manager Rudolph Boedcher, could not be charged with incitement to racial discrimination or public disorder.

Ohlmer, 64, was fired from what is an honorary post as keeper of the town’s records. Boedcher retains his job. He was not accused of writing anti-Semitic material but of accepting their inclusion in the official records. One passage justified the notorious Kristallnacht of 1938 as a legitimate response by Germans to Jewish provocation in the United States and elsewhere.

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