50 Vienna Police Arrested; Implicated in Massacres of Jews in Poland During War

Fifty Vienna policemen, including 30 who were on duty until recently, have been arrested on charges of participating in the massacre of Jews in Poland during the war, it was reported today in the newspaper Welt Am Abend, sponsored by the French occupation authorities.

A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior termed the report “exaggerated,” but admitted that 15 former policemen who had been dismissed after the liberation are under arrest.

Survivors of several death camps who recently returned to Vienna recognized the murderers and reported them to the authorities. The policemen are former members of a Nazi task force which exterminated over 1,000,000 Jews and other “racially inferior” peoples. The leaders of the special unit are now on trial at Nuremberg.

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