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'Nazi' row sinks German TV star
Sacked talk show host Eva Herman
Herman was a top news presenter for NDR until 2006
The German television network NDR has sacked a prominent talk show host after she praised the family model promoted by the Nazis.

NDR said Eva Herman, 48, was fired after confirming quotes printed by the newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

She said "values like the family, children and motherhood, which were promoted in the Third Reich too, were later scrapped by the 68ers".

She was referring to the radicalism that swept the West in the 1960s.

She made the remarks at the launch of her latest book on Friday, called The Noah's Ark Principle - Why we must save the Family.

NDR's programme director, Volker Herres, issued a statement saying that "Herman's authorial activities are, in our view, no longer compatible with her role as a television moderator and talk show host".

Herman had previously appeared as a newsreader on the Tagesschau bulletin, but stood down last year before the publication of The Eve Principle to protect the neutrality of the programme.

Country profile: Germany
05 Sep 07 |  Country profiles

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