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Former Theresienstadt Commander Escapes from American Prison Camp in Austria

Anton Burger, former commander of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, has escaped from an American prison camp at Glasenbach, near Salzburg, it was reported here today.

The trial of 31 camp guards and doctors at the Buchenwald camp has reopened before an American military court at Dachau. It was postponed on June 16 to permit defense counsel more time to gather evidence. Among the defendants is Ilese Koch, wife of the former commandant, who is known as “Lampshade Ilse,” because of her alleged hobby of collecting the skins of victime for lamp shades.

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