Südwestrundfunk (SWR) 7/24/2014

German public radio news broadcast on Südwestrundfunk, 7/24/2014:

German public radio interviews Prof. Grimmer-Solem on the controversy over renaming a military base at Germersheim, Germany

The German public radio broadcaster Südwestrundfunkaired a news story in which Professor Grimmer-Solem was interviewed about his research on General Hans von Sponeck and the recent decision by the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) to rename the Sponeck Luftwaffe base in Germersheim “Südpfalz-Kaserne.” This decision has caused controversy in the city of Germersheim, where a citizen initiative has been started to keep the old name, despite the fact that General von Sponeck is clearly implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity in World War II and the German government has already approved renaming the base.