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Research Institute for Study of Nazi Crimes Against Jews Opened

A research institute for the study of Nazism and its crimes against the Jews between 1933 and 1945 was opened here today. T. Friedman, who headed the Jewish Agency’s documentation center in Vienna after the end of World War II, is director of the new research facility.

The Vienna center’s material was instrumental in rounding up evidence against Nazi leaders and Gestapo officers, 150 of whom were subsequently extradited, brought to trial, convicted and sentenced to long jail terms or, in some cases, to death.