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White House Fires Communications Director Who Had Joined Hitler Youth

March 9, 1987
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German born John Koehler, who was a member of the Hitler Youth as a child, was dismissed from his White House job Friday, only five days after becoming President Reagan’s communications director.

He was sacked by the new White House Chief of Staff, former Sen. Howard Baker, who took over from Donald Regan just a week ago. Baker reportedly told Koehler that in reorganizing the White House staff his job classification might be eliminated.

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