BONN (Oct. 21)
Foreign Minister Heinrich von Brentano defended his Ministry today against charges of laxity in pressing the extradition from Egypt of a wanted German war criminal.
Replying to questions in the Bundestag, Dr. von Brentano rejected criticism that the Ministry had not sent a special courier to Cairo to ask for the return of Dr Hans Eisele, former concentration camp doctor charged with having committed crimes against humanity in so-called medical “experiments” on Jewish and non-Jewish inmates. The verbal request addressed through the usual diplomatic channels should have sufficed, the Foreign Minister insisted.
Dr. Eisele, who fled West Germany on the ever of a long-delayed arrest, made his way to Egypt where he apparently had friends among the ex-Nazi German colony. Nasser’s police have thus far refused to turn him over to the Bonn authorities.