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Germans Arrest War Criminal on Information Supplied from Israel

The first warrant for the arrest of a Nazi war criminal based on information supplied by Yad Vashem, the Israeli authority which chronicles the events of the Nazi holocaust, was issued here this weekend. The arrest was ordered of Ludwig Hahn, a former SS officer.

Another Nazi, former SS officer Schoenemann, whose identity was also supplied by Yad Vashem, was found to have disappeared when police swooped down on his home in Cologne. Both men are wanted for the murder of countless Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Treblinka death camp.

Yad Vashem forwarded to the West German authorities last month a list of 325 war criminals believed to be alive.