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Robert Mulka, Ex-aide to Auschwitz Commandant, Re-arrested in Germany

Announcement was made here today by the State Prosecutor that Robert Mulka, former aide to Auschwitz Commandant Ferdinand Hoess, has been re-arrested. Mulka, a former SS officer, had been arrested once before but, last March, he was released by an examining magistrate here who ruled the ex-Nazi would have jeopardized his own life if he had refused to organize the transport of Jews to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.

An announcement in Baden-Wurttemberg today revealed that the prosecutor at Wald shut opened criminal investigations against several men accused of complicity in Nazi war crimes. The accused, whose names were not revealed, are charged with having been members of an SS unit which committed war crimes at the Janlowska camp near Lwowt. Poland, during the Nazi regime.