Warrant for Re-arrest of Nazi Involved in Killing Jews Issued

A warrant for the re-arrest of Martin Fellenz, a former SS major sentenced last month in Flensburg to four years at hard labor for complicity in the Nazi murder of 40,000 Jews in Poland in 1942, was issued today in Schleswig. The 53-year-old businessman was released immediately after sentencing last January 12 on grounds he had “served” 30 months in pre-trial detention. The remainder of the sentence is being served on probation.

A spokesman for the Schleswig–Holstein provincial government said the warrant had been issued at the request of the public prosecutor at Flensburg. It was indicated that new material had been found placing Fellenz under suspicion in the deportation of Jews in Krakow in Nazi-occupied Poland during the war.

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