BERLIN (Oct. 22)
The trial of Heinrich Schwind, 62-year-old former administrator of the ghetto of Lodz, charged with murdering at least 70 Jews in the ghetto, opened here yesterday.
Witnesses said that the German was feared throughout the ghetto for his brutality and that he was known to have shot and killed Jews for “no reason whatsoever.” Testimony introduced today connected Schwind with “resettlement operations” in the ghetto, which consisted of sending aged Jews unfit for labor and Jewish children to their death in gas chambers.
Meanwhile, the trial of Dr. H. Schaeffer, accused of complicity in the murder of 6,000 Jewish women and children in a concentration camp in Serbia in 1942, has been postponed by a German court in Cologne pending gathering of more evidence by the prosecution. The court has taken no action on a request by the Yugoslav Government that it be permitted to introduce hundreds of documents proving Dr. Schaeffer’s guilty.