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Mayor, Deputy Mayor of Offenbach Resign Following Inquiry into Anti-semitic Incident

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The Mayor of Offenbach, Johannes Rebholz, and his deputy, Dr. Karl Kasperkowitz, have resigned because of “ill health,” it was announced here today. Both were involved in the city’s refusal to appoint Dr. Herbert Lewin, a Jew, as chief physician of the Offenbach Women’s Hospital. Following an investigation by German provincial authorities and the American occupation authorities, Dr. Lewin was appointed to the post.

Ferdinand Goehler, 59, was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment by a German court at Stuttgart for the murder of five Jews in the Bornhagen ghetto. Goehler was sent by the Nazis to Turek, Poland, as High Commissioner in 1940.

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