Bonn Has Sufficient Evidence to Start Prosecution of Eichmann
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Bonn Has Sufficient Evidence to Start Prosecution of Eichmann

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“We have sufficient evidence to start criminal prosecution against former SS leader Adolf Eichmann, if he should be extradited to West Germany, “the Federal Government’s chief prosecutor, Dr. H. Wolf, today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Eichmann, head of the “Jewish Section” of the Gestapo during the Hitler regime, has been reported residing in the sheikdom of Kuwait. He has been held responsible for actually issuing the orders that resulted in the extermination of 6,000,000 European Jews.

Dr. Wolf’s assertion that there is enough material on which to base a firm legal case against Eichmann is supported by State Attorney Erwin Schuele, director of the Central War Crimes Investigation Commission. Furthermore, Dr. Wolf is known to have amassed documentary proof to support a legal case against Eichmann through his investigation of the charges of mass murder against Eichmann’s principal assistant, Hermann Krumey. The latter is now being prosecuted by Dr. Wolf for organizing the deportation of 450,000 Hungarian Jews to death camps in the summer of 1944.

Meanwhile, it became known here today that Interpol, the International Police organization, is continuing its investigation into the whereabouts of Eichmann, Interpol is known to be cooperating in this probe with Israeli police authorities.

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