Martin Walser

German FM Tries To Allay Fears

03/19/1999
Staff Writer
When Martin Walser, one of Germay's leading writers, railed against the Holocaust being used as "a tool of intimidation" by unnamed individuals who "exploited [it] for present purposes," Germany's new foreign minister, Joschka Fischer knew immediately how the resulting furor would end. "I knew it would be a disaster," Fischer told an audience at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York earlier this month.
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