Yugoslavian Authorities Uncover Evidence Against Eichmann

Yugoslav officials disclosed today that evidence directly implicating Adolf Eichmann in the deportation and extermination of Yugoslavian Jews during the Nazi regime had been uncovered in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, which was the seat of the Croatian, pro-Nazi Ustachi movement.

(Dragoje Djuric, retiring Yugoslav Minister to Israel, making his farewell visits in Jerusalem yesterday, expressed satisfaction that Yugoslavia had been first to support Israel’s contention that it had the right to put Eichmann on trial for war crimes.)

The Yugoslav authorities did not describe the nature of the evidence found against Eichmann and did not indicate whether it involved his relations with the Ustachi, whose forces were responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews, Serbians and others, or his relations with Haj Amin el-Husseini, one-time Mufti of Jerusalem. Eichmann acted as intermediary between the Nazi regime and el-Husseini in the negotiations that led to the formation by el-Husseini of a Moslem Brigade to fight with the Nazis against the Allies. The unit was based in Croatia.

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