Trade Unions Want Disclosure of Pensions to Nazis
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Trade Unions Want Disclosure of Pensions to Nazis

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West German trade union leaders are pressing for publication of a complete list of Government pensioners in the belief that scores of former Nazis, including some of the most notorious war criminals, are enjoying the Government bounty to the extent of some $3, 000, 000 a year. They accuse Government officials of suppressing the list to avoid a scandal.

Two pamphlets published by the Lower Saxony district of the trade union federation claim that former Grand Admirals Karl von Doenitz and Erik Raeder, who were sentenced at Nuremberg to imprisonment as major war criminals and have since been released, each receive a pension equivalent to $600 a month.

Former Field Marshal Erwin Milch, who promoted experiments leading to the death of many prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp, receives a monthly pension of nearly $400 per month. The former private secretary to Field Marshal Hermann Goering, S. S. Col. Erik Grietzbach, is paid a monthly pension of more than $300.

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