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Leading German Weekly Tells President Luebke to Resign over Nazism Charges

February 27, 1968
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Stern Magazine called, in its current issue, on Heinrich Luebke, president of West Germany’s Federal Republic, to “perform one worthy service to this country, by resigning.” Mr. Luebke, who was imprisoned by the Nazis for 20 months in 1933, has never denied that he was employed by a Berlin construction firm during the war but he has not answered Communist allegations that he was involved in building barracks to house concentration camp victims.

Mr. Luebke was expected to meet with Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger today to discuss possible “political repercussions” here and abroad.

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