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Top General Sacked as Anti-Semitism Scandal Spreads

German Defense Minister Peter Struck has fired the head of Germany’s Special Forces after he voiced support for anti-Semitic comments made by conservative MP Martin Hohmann. The anti-Semitism row that has dominated the German press over the past week erupted again in dramatic style on Tuesday when a top general in the German army was fired for expressing support for the comments made by Martin Hohmann, the conservative backbench member of parliament at the center of the storm. Brigadier General Reinhard Günzel, the head of Germany’s prestigious special forces unit, the 1,000-strong elite Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) which participates in foreign missions such as Afghanistan, was dismissed after writing a letter of support to the MP, praising Hohmann’s speech in which he compared the actions of Jews in the Russian revolution with those of the Nazis. Full Story

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