London (Jun. 8)
At the request of the Jewish Agency Polish authorities have brought war crimes charges against 30 former Nazi officials, it was revealed here during the week-end by Col. Marian Muszkat, head of the Polish delegation on the United Nations war Crimes Commission.
This is the first instance of the Agency’s bringing charges against war criminals, Because it has no status as a government, it requested the Polish Government to present the cases. Depositions against the Nazis were gathered by the Agency’s legal department from recent immigrants to Palestine.
Musckat also revealed that the War Crimes Commission has listed on its docket the names of three Jews now living in Rio de Janiero. He said that at the request of the Jewish community of the Brazilian city the Polish authorities collected evidence against Chaskila Rosenberg, Avrum Zajiman and Lcib Zajfman, who are charged with aiding the Gestapo and being responsible for the death of several thousand Polish Jews.
He expects that the three Jews will be brought to trial in Brazil. The movement for their trial is being led by Uszer Birnooim, who was chairman of a meeting in Rio de Janiero last January at which the three Jewish collaborators were formally excommunicated.