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Eichmann’s Aide in Budapest Goes on Trial Today for Killing Jews

Otto Hunsche, former aide to Adolf Eichmann at Budapest, will go on trial at Frankfurt tomorrow on charges of murdering 1,200 Hungarian Jews during World War II. According to the Frankfurt prosecutor, Hunsche had 1,200 Hungarian Jews arrested, and murdered, to keep them from complaining to Admiral Horthy, the chief of their state, against the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to the death camp of Auschwitz. Hunsche was chief of the German security force in Hungary, working under Eichmann.

At Kiel today, concern was expressed by leaders of the Schleswig-Holstein provincial government over a ruling handed down yesterday by a local court, which granted a monthly pension of 1, 800 Deutschemarks ($450) to Ernst Lautz. He was the chief prosecutor of Hitler’s People’s Court, which had sentenced thousands of Jews and other “undesirables” to death for minor offences. State officials at Kiel are expected to appeal the case to a higher court, in an effort to cancel the Lautz pension grant.

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