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Artukovic Charged at U.S. Hearing with Murdering 200,000 Jews, Serbs

A picture of mass murder of 200, 000 Jewish and Serbian men, women and children in the Nazi puppet state of Croatia was drawn in Federal Court here yesterday as the Yugoslav Government opened presentation of the case on which it based its demand for the extradition of Andrija Artukovic, onetime Minister for Interior of Croatia.

George E. Danielson, an attorney representing the Belgrade Government, promised to produce documentary evidence linking Artukovic, who has been living in the United States as a “political refugee, ” with the butchery of 48 Jewish religious leaders, 47 Greek Orthodox priests and others.

Artukovic’s attorney, Edward J. O’Connor, in his opening remarks presented the Croat Nazi official as a simple administrator who had no responsibility for the killings and no control over either the local army or police. Extradition has been sought for nearly seven years.