London (Oct. 14)
Jewish circles here anticipate that the 24,000-word indictment of the chiefs of the Nazi hierarchy, which is to be made public in berlin tomorrow at the first public session of the four-power War Crimes Tribunal, will contain an indictment of Germany for organizing massacres of Jews throughout Europe.
Tomorrow’s session will be held in the huge Assizes courtroom in the Reich capital, and will adjourn immediately after receiving the indictment. The trial will resume in Nuremberg next month. The defendants, all of whom are in custody, at Nuremberg, or dead, with the exception of Martin Bormann, Hess’ successor as Hitler’s deputy, will not be present in court tomorrow.
The Moscow radio, in an English-language broadcast today, sharply attacks the British defense counsel in the Luensburg trial for its attitude and statements deriding the victims of fascism. The tactics of the defense, the broadcast says, go so far beyond the framework of professional duty as to seem to be dictated by a desire to turn the trial into an ordinary criminal trial. What is astonishing, it continued, is the defense’s persistent efforts to refute at all costs the irrefutable evidence of the terrible crimes of the accused.