German Jewish Community Denounces Scientology Ads - 1996-10-18
FRANKFURT, GERMANY FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Germany's top Jewish leader said he was insulted Thursday by a Church of Scientology ad in The New York Times that compared Germany's treatment of Scientologists today to Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the nation's Central Council of Jews and a prominent member of the centrist Free Democratic Party, said he denounced the comparison "because it is false."
The ad, placed Thursday, features an imperial eagle and a swastika. Bubis said it was "an insult to German politicians and especially disparages remembrance of the suffering" of the Nazis' victims.