New York (Jun. 13)
T. O. Thackrey, editor and general manager of the New York Post today announced that a series of rewards, from $5,000 up, would be offered by his newspaper for finding the “escaped” ex-Mufti of Jerusalem and bringing him to trial as a war criminal.
He pointed out, however, that the real trouble was not the finding of the Mufti, but in locating an official agency that really wanted to try him. It is questionable, he said, whether any of the powers involved in the Palestine question want to find the ex-Mufti.
Simultaneously with the announcement, the N.Y. Post, reproduces documentary proof that the ex-Mufti urged foreign ministers of Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria to ship Jews to Poland during the Nazi regime in order to prevent then from reaching Palestine. A photostatic copy is also reproduced of a telegram sent by Gestapo Chief Heinrich Hizoler to the ex-Mufti which establishes the Mufti’s ties with the Nazis.
The documents are accompanied by an article by the noted journalist Edgar Ansel Mowrer charging the ex-Mufti with complicity in the murder of 6,000,000 Jews.