Councilor in West German Town Quits After Anti-Semitic Remark

From Reuters

A West German town councilor has resigned after remarking “they still haven’t killed enough Jews” during a council meeting, local officials said.

Willi Vossen made the comment to a colleague as the Wegberg town council was being briefed last week on an exhibit to be opened soon marking the 50th anniversary of a Nazi pogrom against Jews, Mayor Fritz Jakobs said.

“We were all stunned. I was so shaken up that I had to break off the meeting,” Jakobs said in a telephone interview Friday.

Jakobs, confirming a report in the Aachener Nachrichten newspaper, said Vossen, 51, resigned his council seat Wednesday.


Vossen could not be reached for comment.

The other council members in Wegberg, a town of 26,000 about 30 miles west of Cologne, condemned the remark as “intolerable.”