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Unarmed JTA Correspondent in Reich Captures German Lieutenant General

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Meyer Lovin, war correspondent in Germany of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Erik Schwab, photographer of the France-Presse, a French news agency, captured a German lieutenant-general this week, although both were unarmed, it was revealed today.

Riding in a jeep, the correspondents passed a huge estate. On the off-chance that a prominent Nazi lived there, they turned off the road and rode toward the manor house. En route they encountered a German captain who disclosed that he was the aide of Lieut. Gen. Edgar Roericht who commanded an infantry corps on the Russian front until he was forced to flee from Galicia recently.

With information furnished by the aide, the correspondents succeeded in rounding up several German soldiers and, after some search, the genral himself, who had planned to flee through the American lines to rejoin the Germans. Seating the general in their press jeep, Levin and Schwab delivered him to headquarters while a detail of American soldiers they had summoned rounded up the lesser fry. Gen. Roericht, who is 54, is from Silosia and served in the last war.

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