Neo-nazi Elements Said Paying Costs for Defending Adolf Eichmann

Neo-Nazi elements in West Germany, and possibly also a Nazi international group, are financing the costs of the defense of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann in his forthcoming Israel trial, in the opinion of a West German Parliamentarian who has visited here.

The German legislator, whose name was not disclosed, discounted reports that Eichmann’s wife sold the story of his disappearance after the collapse of the Hitler regime, and his seizure, to an American illustrated weekly for $20,000 to pay for the defense.

The question as to who will be paying the estimated $25,000 fee to Dr. Robert Servatius, the Cologne attorney who will defend Eichmann, has been intriguing many persons here. The attorney has been vague on this subject, saying only that the Eichmann family was paying his fee. The family, however, is known to be without such funds.

It was reported also that a detailed charge sheet will be presented against Eichmann in December, and the trial is expected to get underway next March.

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