HANOVER, West Germany (Nov. 29)
Oskar Waltke, 56, a former SS member, pleaded innocent today to charges of murder and complicity to murder from 1942 to 1944 of Jews in the Lvov Ghetto during the war.
Hyman Wiesenthal, a former Lvov architect who is now director of the Vienna Jewish Document Center and author of a book entitled, “I Hunted Eichmann,” testified at the opening of Waltke’s trial before a jury court here today.
He said he had watched Waltke arrange transports of Jews from the ghetto to a near by labor camp. He also said Waltke, now a Hanover businessman, was known to the Lvov Ghetto prisoners as one of the most cruel of the SS men.