Angry journalists, who initially boycotted the session, describe subcommittee's claims to be part of a 'witch hunt,' and slam Israel's 'authoritarian' efforts to clamp down on the media.14:27 09.02.16 | 2 comments
Several talkbackers claim that Grass volonteered for the Waffen SS. Wikipedia offers a rebuttal: From Wikipedia In November 1944, shortly after his [G. Grass’] seventeenth birthday, he volunteered for submarine service with the Kriegsmarine, "to get out of the confinement he felt as a teenager in his parents' house" which he considered, in a negative way, civic Catholic lower middle class. However, he was not accepted by the Navy and instead was drafted into the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Grass was 17 years old at the time!