GERMANY: Neo-Nazis

Yellow, green and candy-pink garlands from the last dance still decorated the town hall at Westercelle, 22 miles north of Hannover. On the stage hung a big flag: the black Imperial German eagle with outstretched talons on a red field. A loudspeaker blared military marches as spectators (mostly Wehrmacht veterans) filled the hall. Here & there an amputee clumped in, leaning on a cane. The men had come to a campaign rally of the Sozialistische Reichspartei (Socialist Reich Party), the closest thing to a Nazi party Germany has seen since war's end....

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