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Students in German University Demand Expulsion of Jews from Germany

August 4, 1958
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A wave of anti-Semitism and general hatred of foreigners, coupled with demands that all Jews and foreigners be expelled from West Germany, was reported from Erlangen University today by Jurgen Krautheim, chairman of a student committee. The university has an enrollment of 3,200 students, of whom about 200 are foreigners.

Krautheim said that he has been receiving anonymous letters attacking Jews, coupling them with “international Communism, ” and denouncing the West German Government’s restitution policy. The letter writers complain against alleged recent immigration into West Germany by “hordes of Jews. ” Krautheim declared that, while some students at the university resent this wave of anti-Semitism, most are “indifferent. “

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