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American Jewish Congress Warns Against Mitigation of Sentences of Nazi War Criminals

The American Jewish Congress today expressed deep concern over the current agitation in Western Germany for early pardon and release of Nazi war criminals now serving sentences imposed by the Nuremberg Court.

In telegrams to Secretary of State Dean Acheson and High Commissioner John John J. McCloy, Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the American Jewish Congress, warned that any amnesty or release of these war criminals would seriously impair the prestige of the Nuremberg Court and encourage anti-democratic and anti-Semitic movements within Germany.