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Polish and Ukrainian Dp’s on Hunger Strike; Protest Extradition of Torturers of Jews

Some 3,000 Polish and Ukrainian DP’s in several camps in Bavaria were today on a 48-hour hunger strike in protest against the extradition to Poland of two Polish DP’s charged with committing atrocities against Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.

The strike began yesterday when nearly 1,000 inmates of the Mittenwald camp protested in support of the two war criminals who were taken from their camp. Late last night some 2,200 others at the Ulm and Neu-Ulm camps joined in a sympathy strike.

Meanwhile, it was learned that the public prosecutor in the town of Marktredwitz has ordered the arrest of Max Dessel, a resident of the town, on charges of complicity in the desecration of the town’s only synagogue last week. The prosecutor also opened proceedings against Dessel and his brother-in-law, Hans Reise, who organized the desecration.