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Berlin Denazification Board Confiscates Assets of Former Ss Officer

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Assets worth 4,200 Deutschemarks (about $1,050) owned in West Berlin by Heinz Jost, former Nazi SS brigade leader, were ordered confiscated here today by the West Berlin Denazification Board. Jost had been fined 14,000 Deutschemarks by the local court for his Nazi activities, but his assets here total only the amount confiscated today.

Jost was sentenced by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal in 1948 to life imprisonment for his war crimes. However, he was freed in 1951. He lives now at Dusseldorf, where he is engaged in the real estate business. Berlin has no Jurisdiction over any assets he may possess outside West Berlin.

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