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145 Anti-semitic Nazi War Criminals Released in East Germany

East German Communist authorities today released 129 men and 16 women jailed since World War II as Nazi war criminals and anti-Semitic extremists.

The group crossed the frontier from East Germany, having been permitted to do so by East German police in what is considered by some to be a Communist bid for latent Nazi sympathy in West Germany.

A special amnesty order benefitting the 145 Nazis was issued by East German President Wilhelm Pieck.