On the bottom of the full page it it says that the ad is a paid message from the Church of Scientology International from a grant from the International Association of Scientologists. It's purpose is to focus attention on the alarming resurgence of violence in Germany.
To bolster its message that patriotic Germans everywhere supported a Jew-free Germany, the paper added, "Der Sturmer has received letters from Germans all over the country which express their joy that now their hometown has also been freed from the Jewish plague."
When parishioners of the Church of Scientology were forced to abandon plans to open a private school in a German village near Hamburg, the German magazine Bildwoche published a story with a headline that praised members of the village for their opposition.
The local government, instead of intervening to prevent violations of the Scientologists' rights under the German constitution, actively assisted the effort. And the state government also supported this "Scientology-free" village.
The Scientology-free concept goes beyond small villages, however.
In September 1992, Hamburg Gymnastic Association cancelled class for a group of kindergarten children because "informed sources" had reported that the kids' parents were Scientologists.
The Association's president wrote: "We feel sorry for the children, but our union had at all times had the rule, also during the Third Reich, no to cooperate with any political or religious organization. For this reason, in your case, we are continuing this tradition."
In the same month, the news magazine Focus reported that a German business-woman, who had been doing business with a company that employed Scientologists, had found a "Scientology-free" firm to send her business to instead.
These acts of discrimination are being directed at members of an American religion recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as "operated exclusively for religious and charitable purposes."
After 30 million people died in a war that engulfed the world, the United States drew up a constitution to protect the rights of all Germans.
Today, the German government is tearing it up.
Don't stand by and watch history repeat itself.
Write to President Bill Clinton. Urge him to take strong and effective steps to stop hatred and discrimination against religion and ethnic minorities in Germany:
President Bill Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500 USA
Send copies of your letters to:
Commission of Security and Cooperation in Europe
234 Ford House Office
Building Washington, D.C. 20515 USA
U.S. Representative Tom Lantos
Co-Chairman - Congressional Human Rights Caucus
2183 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515 USA
Dr. Helmut Kohl
5300 Bonn 1
Federal Republic of Germany
For your free copy write to:
Church of Scientology International
6331 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329
or call (202)543-6404