New German Reports Tells of Ex-Nazis Role Early West Germany
Ten days before Christmas, the German Interior Ministry acquitted itself of an embarrassing duty. It published a list of all former members of the German government with a Nazi past.
The Left Party’s parliamentary group had forced the government to come clean about Germany’s past by submitting a parliamentary inquiry. Bundestag document 17/8134 officially announced, for the first time, something which had been treated as a taboo in the halls of government for decades: A total of 25 cabinet ministers, one president and one chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany — as postwar Germany is officially known — had been members of Nazi organizations.
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Story by By Ralf Beste, Georg Bonisch, Thomas Darnstaedt, Jan Friedmann, Michael Frohlingsdorf and Klaus Wiegrefe – Spiegel OnlineGoogle+