BERLIN (Jul. 15)
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.