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Switzerland Bars Leaders of West German National Democratic Party

February 6, 1967
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Friedrich Thielen, chairman of the extremist National Democratic Party of West Germany, and Adolf von Thadden, deputy chairman, have been forbidden to enter Switzerland.

A spokesman for the Swiss Justice Ministry said the ban did not stem from any information that the NDP leaders had plans to visit his country. He said the order had been made under the Government’s program of keeping out undesirable extremist elements of all kinds.

(Various American organizations, Jewish and non-Jewish, have requested that the United States Department of State bar admission to the U.S.A. of the NDP leaders, but no action on these requests have been announced by Washington.)

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