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Arthur Greiser, Nazi Leader in Poland, Goes on Trial; Deported Thousands of Jews to Death

The trial of Arthur Greiser, former Nazi leader in Poland, opened at Poznan today. Among other counts, he is accused of deporting thousands of Jews from the Lodz ghetto to death camps in Chelm, where they were killed in gas chambers.

Documents definitely linking the German Army with the massacre of Jews in Poland have been unearthed in Lodz and have been sent to Nuremberg, where they are expected to be used to break down Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl’s claim that the Wehrmacht took no part in the extermination of civilians. The documents include a letter by a German soldier, passed by the Nazi censor, which describes the mass murder of 17,000 Jews near Brest-Litovsk