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Nazi “butcher of Warsaw Ghetto,” Captured in Japan; Disclaims Responsibility

Joseph Meisinger, the “Butcher of the Warsaw Ghetto,” who was captured last week by five Americans in Japan, was questioned today by American military authorities in Yokohama, the Toyko radio reported.

Charged with murdering 100,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto between 1939 and 1941, Meissinger disclaimed responsibility and told the American authorities that he was acting only as a soldier carrying out orders. He will be placed on trial as a war criminal.

The five Americans who captured Meissinger included three American correspondents and two army officers – Capt. Adolf Dressler of Philadelphia and Capt. Theodore Holwitz of Milwaukee.