January 9, 1960

EISENHOWER: In his State of the Union address, most of which he read before Congress, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a general overview of the most prominent international issues facing the United States, focusing particularly on the ongoing negotiations with the Soviet Union. Strongly optimistic about prospects in the new year, and the new decade, which he described as one of phenomenal prosperity in American history, he also expressed full confidence in his country’s power, stressing its huge military might that must be scrupulously maintained until the Soviet Union agrees to an efficient armaments monitoring system. NEO-NAZI ANTI-SEMITISM:- London, 8 Ten thousand residents of West Berlin this evening held a silent candlelight vigil expressing their abhorrence at the reappearance of Nazi emblems and a growing hate campaign against the city’s Jews. The demonstrators carried banners proclaiming «Down with racial hatred and Nazi graffiti targeting Jews.» The demonstrators marched toward the Steinplatz monuments erected in memory of the victims of Nazism and Stalinism. This was the first peaceful mass anti-Nazi demonstration since 1933, when Adolf Hitler took power.

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