BERLIN, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The son of the violinist Yehudi Menuhin has been ousted as head of the German branch of his father's foundation for his extreme right-wing views.
Gerard Menuhin, 57, caused an uproar by suggesting that Germany was being blackmailed by an international Jewish conspiracy preying on the country's war guilt.
He was forced to resign as chairman of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Germany, which was established to encourage the musical talent of young immigrants.
"It was a logical and comprehensible decision in this re-educated land," Menuhin, who lives in Switzerland and Britain, told the Times of London. "But I'm not going to change my opinions because of it."
Until now his political views have barely registered with the outside world even though he has a regular column in the Munich-based ultra-nationalist National Zeitung.