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Nazi Who Sent 50,000 Greek Jews to Extermination Arrested in Germany

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Dr. Maximillian Merten, Nazi war criminal who has been charged with deporting 50,000 Greek Jews to Nazi annihilation camps and with looting Jewish property, was arrested here upon his arrival from Greece where he was released last week under an amnesty law for Nazi prisoners. He was sentenced in Greece to 25 years’ imprisonment, but served only about three years. Jewish organizations strongly protested his release.

Dr. Merten was arrested as he reached the German border. He will be taken to Berlin for court proceedings. The warrant for his arrest was issued by the West German authorities two years ago. The West German Government requested that he be returned by the Greek authorities to Germany following his release from the Greek prison.

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