GENEVA (Aug. 2)
David Frankfurter, Yugoslavian Jewish medical student charged with the premeditated murder of Wilhelm Gustloff, Nazi leader of Switzerland, will not go on trial before he is given a psychiatric examination, it was announced yesterday.
The prosecuting chamber of Chur in canton Grisons, where Frankfurter is to be tried in October, said in an official statement it would meet early in September to decide whether the charge could be upheld. This decision will be taken only after Frankfurter’s mental normality is ascertained, the statement said.
Frankfurter shot Gustloff last February in a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, in what he said was meant as a blow against the Nazi Government.