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Order for Arrest of Pursuers of War Criminals Protested

Dr. Aaron Steinbruch, president of the Federation of Jewish Institutions of Rio de Janeiro, protested today to the Federal Government against an order last week by the governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul for the arrest of “foreign agents hunting Germans accused of being war criminals.”

Dr. Steinbruch, a member of Parliament, suggested that the Federal authorities ask Gov. Lionel Brizola why he had not ordered the arrest of war criminals taking refuge in the state. J. Chenkin, chief of the political police, said today he had no reason to believe that “foreign agents” were hunting for Nazi war criminals in the state.