The chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Werner Nachmann, 50, is off on four weeks military training. Nachmann, who was recently awarded West Germany’s Order of Merit by President Walter School, says his decision to do voluntary military training is to demonstrate the closeness of German Jews to the new West German State. Under present laws, Jews are not obliged to do military service in the Bundeswehr.
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