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Arrest Finnish Officer Responsible for Return of Jewish Refugees to Germany

Lieut, Aari Kauhanen, formerly of the Finnish state police, who was responsible for the extradition of Jewish refugees to Germany, has been arrested, the Morgan Tidningen reports today.

Kauhanen, who acted as liaison officer between the Gestapo and the Finnish police, personally escorted to Germany a Berlin Jewish journalist named Kernik, whose extradition was requested by Heinrich Himmler. Since the government policy was not to deport Jews, Kauhanen hid knowledge of the deportation from his superiors.