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Czech Peoples Court Acquits Jew Who Was “elder” of Theresienstadt Ghetto

Benjamin Murmelstein, one of the Jewish "olders" of the Theresienstadt ghetto, who were appointed by the Nazis to act as administrative officers and carry out their instructions, was acquitted yesterday by a Czech Peoples Tribunal which was trying him as a war criminal.

Jewish circles are displeased with the verdict, charging that Murmelstein conducted himself in "an unworthy manner" while in the Nazi-appointed post. It is understood that as a result of the strong feelings in the Jewish community, Murmelstein plans to emigrate to Switzerland.