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Grass Stains Nobel Laureate Blasted for Questioning Merkel's Past

Nobel laureate Günter Grass has become a master at stepping on his tongue lately. This week, he did it again, casting aspersions about Chancellor Merkel's East German past. Critics have blasted Grass, pointing to the author's own prior membership in the SS.
SPD Chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück together with Nobel laureate Günter Grass at an appearance this week.

SPD Chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück together with Nobel laureate Günter Grass at an appearance this week.

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