Communist Newspaper in Vienna Asks Arrest of Nazis Freed by Soviet

Frontpage photostats purporting to prove that twelve former policemen recently released as war prisoners by the Soviet authorities had killed many hundreds of Jews in the cities of Kolomea and Stryj were published in the Communist newspaper “Abend” here this week-end.

The paper published confessions by two of the policemen which they were said to have signed in 1947. They admitted that they had shot hundreds of Jews including women and children in the Jewish cemetery of Kolomea. They also were said to have testified to having participated in executions carried out in the ghetto, adding that Gestapo men had set dogs to nauling wounded Jews. The newspaper demanded that the “confessed murderers who are still free” be arrested.

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