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German Anti-semites Blame U.S. Jews for Severities of Occupation

October 16, 1951
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Six years after the end of the war, most Allied observers agree that anti-Semitism continues to exist in Germany and often reveals it self in crude vandalism against Jewish cemeteries or brutal attacks in speech and to print by extremists, the New York Times reported today from Bonn.

The report said that “German anti-Semites refer sarcastically to United States Jews as responsible for many of their post-war ills.” United States Jews are said to be responsible for the severities of the occupation, the correspondent added. How ever, he pointed out that “interviews with leading persons reveal a concensus that most anti-Semitic acts in Germany today are ‘regurgitations’.”

Even the neo-Nazi Socialist Reichs Party philosophers who advocate the “best portions” of the Hitler program carefully stress that they are opposed to anti-Semitism, the Times report states. At the same time it stresses the fact that when a German journalist organized a group called “Peace with Israel” and called upon Germans to combat anti-Semitism with good works, the Deutsche Party, one of the three in the Federal Government coalition under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, issued a statement declaring, “we must not debase ourselves before Israel.”

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