The arrest of Gunther Tebbert, 46, a Dusseldorf police inspector, on charges of participation in the execution of Jews during World War II. was announced here today. He was arrested at the request of the Dortmund public prosecutor.
Use of certain types of literature exposing Nazi practices is unfit for German youth, although suitable for adults, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung declared editorially here today.
The newspaper objected particularly to such book selections made recently by the German Youth Jury as the prizewinning “Children of the Star,” Clara Ascher-Pinkoff’s novel dealing with the Jewish youth murdered at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and Sally Satson’s Israel story, “We Build A Country.”
“While such books will be understood by German adults,” the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung declared, “children, quite naturally asking for an explanation of what had actually happened during the Nazi regime, and why, will find it difficult to obtain the proper answer from the grown-ups who otherwise, in silence, pass over the history of the Nazi period.”
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