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Ex-nazi Leader, Suspected of Killing Jews, Resigns Municipal Seat

Herman Krumey, who is under investigation by the Frankfurt prosecutor on suspicion of being an accessory to the murder of hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews, has resigned his seat on the Waldeck County Council to which he was elected as a representative of the rightist BHE Refugee Party.

Krumey, one-time major in the SS, was in charge of “Jewish Affairs” in Hungary in 1944 at the time the Nazis attempted to “trade” 1,000,000 Hungarian Jews for 10,000 heavy trucks and other war materiel. The charges against Krumey stem from his involvement in that scheme and subsequent developments. He was arrested in April and freed, without bail, by the Frankfurt Superior court last month.