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Bonn Parliament Discusses Escape of Nazi War Criminal from Germany

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.

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