HC Deb 09 February 1948 vol 447 cc20-1
31. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which of the following men are holding official positions in Germany in the British or American Zones: Alfred Hugenberg, Ernst Poensgen, Heinrich Dinkelbach, Robert Pferdmenges, Herman Abs, Wilhelm Zangen, Rudiger Schmidt, Wolf Witzlehen, Johan Benkert, Bruno Pohlmann, Helmuth Vits, Hans von Schlange-Schoeningen; and how many of these were keen Nazis.

Mr. McNeil

Only Robert Pferdmenges, Heinrich Dinkelbach and Hans von Schlange-Schoeningen hold such positions, and all three have been cleared by the Denazification authorities. Four of the persons named by my hon. Friend are known to have been keen Nazis. These are Alfred Hugenberg, Ernst Poensgen, Wilhelm Zangen and Johan Benkert, none of whom is in official employment.

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