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Jewish Leader Protests Neo-Nazi Demonstration

October 22, 1990

BERLIN (AP) _ The leader of Germany’s Jewish community issued a strong protest Monday of a weekend march by several hundred neo-Nazis.

Heinz Galinski, chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said the march ″overstepped ... the patience of democratic forces.″

Several hundred neo-Nazis paraded through the southeastern city of Dresden on Saturday to protest the presence of Communists and foreigners in Germany.

Galinski urged German political leaders to reflect on their responsibilities.

Gerhart Baum, a former West German interior minister, warned that extra caution is needed in the area that used to be East Germany to prevent the growth of neo-Nazi movements.

″The police must intervene if there is any glorification of National Socialism (Nazis),″ Baum said in an interview with the Dresdner Morgenpost newspaper.

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