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And-semitic Incidents in Germany

February 7, 1979
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An American exchange teacher has resigned from a West Berlin public School after students drew anti-Semitic slogans on the blackboard in this classroom. The American, Thomas Still, is not teaching at another school after he was greeted at the Carl Zeiss Junior School with such slogans on the board as “Gas Jews.”

Peter Soetie, a spokesman for the West Berlin city government, said today there had been nine such incidents in the last three years. He said in one incident pupils drew a swastika on a girl’s coat. Soetie said that the city government did not think that any of the cases were connected, nor were they part of an anti-Jewish wave.

The latest incident has been widely reported in Germany because of the public debate about the Nazi period following the showing of the NBC-TV ### Holocaust on West German television.

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