German Embassy in Rome Denies Employing Former Nazi Collaborators

Demands that the Italian Government expel from this country a number of prominent Nazi collaborators, some of whom are allegedly on the staff of the West German Embassy here, were made by the Socialist party’s official organ, Avanti, today, as well as by two members of the Italian Senate.

While Avanti made its demand editorially, Senators Pietro Caleffi and Giuliana Nenni filed their requests with Foreign Minister Antonio Segni. Sen. Nenni is a daughter of the powerful leader of the Italian Socialist party, Pietro Nenni.

The complaints named specifically former Nazi SS Colonel Dollmann, who allegedly represented Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler in Italy during World War II; Miss Utti Rohdeler, an employee of the West German Embassy here, in charge of the archives pertaining to racial and political victims of nazism in this country; and a counselor on the Embassy staff who is accused of having dismissed several German diplomatic employes because they were Jewish.

The complainants demand the ousting of German diplomatic personnel whose presence in this country, they said, “is an offense to all who suffered racial and political persecution under the Nazi and Fascist regimes.”

The West German Ambassador has issued a denial of the charges. Miss Rohdeler also denied the accusations which alleged that she had been a close collaborator of the wartime Nazi police chief here, Herbert Kappler. The latter is now serving a life sentence for his war crimes. Miss Rohdeler also served a brief Jail term after the war, on charges of collaboration with the Nazis.

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