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Nazi Death Camp Survivors Parade in Tel Aviv; Warn of Neo-nazism

December 27, 1966
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Former inmates of Nazi death camps marched with members of Israeli youth movements and with European ghetto survivors who fought the Nazis, parading in silence this weekend to protest the resurgence of neo-Nazism in West Germany.

Thousands of onlookers observed, also in silence, the march on Tel Aviv’s principal thoroughfare, Dizengoff Street. The marchers carried placards which read: “We cannot Permit the Resurgence of Neo-Nazism,” “We Know Only Too Well What Nazism Means” and “They May Be Small in Numbers Now But Hitler Also Started With A Small Number of Followers.”

The demonstration began with a rally in Dizengoff Square at which various leaders of the anti-Nazi groups spoke. Police granted permission for the Saturday night demonstration after turning down a first request because they considered the proposed march route inappropriate. Members of Israel’s Parliament and party leaders headed the solemn procession.

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