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Germany's far-right NPD disturbed a silence for the Holocaust dead

As the world commemorated the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland 60 years ago last week, the hatred that conceived it continued to erupt. The far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) walked out of the Saxon state parliament during a silence for Holocaust victims. "It is the common duty of all democrats to confront the disgusting propaganda of neo-Nazis," said German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, whose government has tried and failed to ban the party.

The Interior Ministry is now formulating proposals to stop far-right groups from demonstrating near Holocaust memorials. This would nix the NPD's...

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