Jewish Witnesses at Belsen Trial Threatened; Testify on Atrocities in Camps

British military intelligence agents were today investigating threats received by Jewish woman scheduled to testify at the trial here of 45 Nazis who tortured them in Oswiecim and Belsen.

Several of the withnesses said that they had been apprcached outside the court and warned that if they testified against Poles among the defendants, their lives would be in danger.

The chief witness today was a 25-year-old Jewish woman from Poland, Hanka Rosenzweig, who was tortured at Oswiecim. She charged that Irma Grese, one of the women being tried, set dogs on her, and told the court that there are still marks on her body from the dogs’ attack.

Abraham Glinewiecki, a Polish Jew, who spent three years in the Oswiecim and Belsen camps, today continued his testimony charging the Grese woman with sending “thousands and thousands of people” to death in the gas chambers. He also identified a number of other defendants, accusing them of lashing his brother to death in Oswiecim. He told the court that his brother was bent over a chair and given seventy-five lashes because he wanted to trade cigarettes for food.

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