TEL AVIV (Mar. 22)
Dr. Robert Servatius, chief counsel for the defense in the forthcoming trial in Jerusalem of Nazi Adolf Eichmann, left for West Germany today to attend a special hearing before the Munich court on his claim for West German payment of his fees as defense attorney.
Dr. Servatius filed a claim with the West German Government for payment of his defense costs, citing previous West German payments in such cases. His claim was rejected, and he filed suit against West German authorities. Before leaving, he said he would also meet a number of witnesses he has invited to give evidence in Eichmann’s defense.
(In Bonn, Willy Brandt, mayor of West Berlin, warned the Germans today, on his return from a visit to the United States, against under-estimating the negative impact the trial of Adolf Eichmann would have on American public opinion. He said that the. recent past of German history would be widely discussed again, but he added; “This trial also gives Germany the chance to make it quite clear abroad that the Nazi past no longer has any future in this country.”)
The Israel Government press bureau denied today reports that official approval had been given to a special seminar for tourists through which American attorneys would be able to attend the Eichmann trial.
According to the reports originating in New York, a travel agency promised free entrance to the courtroom to participants in one of its tours set up specially for lawyers. A spokesman for the bureau issuing entry permits for the trial said that no entry tickets had been approved for any such organized lawyers’ tour.