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German Ex-general Belittles Nazi Atrocities at Dachau Camp

Reports from Bonn today indicated that the Social Democratic Party will urge the Federal Republic of Germany to investigate charges made here by Lord Russell of Liverpool who has stated that a former German general belittled the Nazi atrocities at Dachau concentration camp, which Lord Russell visited this summer. During 1946-47 Lord Russell was in Germany as the Deputy Judge General Advocate at British Army Headquarters at the Rhine.

According to Lord Russell, the ex-general accompanied him on his tour of Dachau. When they came to a former gas chamber, where victims of Nazism were put to death, the general allegedly told Lord Russell “this was only a shower.” Lord Russell stated also that the ex-general is now employed by the American authorities in Germany, and asserted “there are many other Germans who hold such views.”

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