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Confirm Nazi Cabinet Official is Pensioned by Bonn Government

A Government spokesman confirmed today that a onetime deputy member of Adolf Hitler’s cabinet is continuing to receive a Government pension of more than 2, 000 marks ($500) a month. The pensioner was identified as Franz Schlegelberger, Deputy Minister of Justice during the Nazi regime.

The disclosure came in connection with an investigation opened by Schleswig- -Holstein authorities into Schlegelberger’s past activities- The probe followed discovery of a document in Government archives containing a report from Schlegelberger to the Reich Chancellory stating that he had “turned over to the Secret Police (Gestapo) for execution” a Jew named Markus Luftgrass who had been sentenced to prison by a Nazi tribunal in Kattowice.