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State Department Has No Objection to Holding Open Hearings on Iise Koch Case

The Senate Investigating Sub-Committee will probably begin open hearings in the Ilse Koch case some time next month, it was learned today. Both the State Department and the Army have signified to committee staff members that they have no objection to holding open hearings on the case.

Lempshades being exhibited by American occupation authorities in the court yard of the Buchenwald concentration camp to Germans are described by an Army narrator as having been made “at the direction of the wife of an S.S officer,” in a film shown by the Army to correspondents here today.

The film was one of a group of documentary films containing U.S. Army Signel Corps shots made in Germany and depicting German atrocity scenes in the Buchenwald and Dachau camps. They were shown to the correspondents because of the public interest aroused recently over the commutation of the life sentence of Ilse Koch to four years.