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Bavarian Minister of Education Accused of Backing Nuremberg Laws

July 8, 1964
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Bavarian newspapers today accused the State’s Minister of education, Prof. Theodor Maunz, of having acted as “the devil’s jurist” during World War II, writing legal articles justifying the Nazi laws aimed against German Jews. Bavarian Prime Minister Alfons Coppel immediately ordered an examination of all of Prof. Maunz’s legal writings.

For a number of years, before assuming his present office, Prof. Maunz was president of the Ministers of Education of the German States. During the war, he was professor of law at Munich University.

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