Menu JTA Search

Czech Jews Charge U.S. and Britain Lax in Extraditing War Criminals in Austria, Germany

American and British authorities in Germany and Austria are not heeding Czech requests for extradition from their zones of war criminals who killed and deported many Czechoslovak Jews, Jewish circles said today.

Prague newspapers have also commented on the situation. The newspaper Prace (Work) pointed out this week that Sturmbandfuehrer Anton Burger, one of the most brutal administrators at the former Theresienstadt concentration camp, has just escaped from an Austrian internment camp, where he had been held despite a Czech, request for his extradition.