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Jewish Ex-inmates of Nazi Camps Demand Action Against German Judge

The Association of Disabled Jewish Former Concentration Camp Inmates formally demanded today action against Wurzburg district judge Rudolf Hoehn for crimes against humanity during the Nazi regime.

Hoehn, who served as a public prosecutor in the Nazi special court in Wurzburg, was charged with handing down a death sentence in 1942 against Charlotte Klaes, a Jewish woman who had accepted a stolen ration card as a gift. She was guillotined.

Hoehn is one of four high-ranking jurists whose Nazi pasts were uncovered by Dr. Elmer Herterich, a non-Jewish psychiatrist, in connection with his personal investigations of alleged financial irregularities of an estate in which he has an interest. Dr. Herterich was subjected to such a savage flow of abuse and threats from unregenerate Nazis in the Wurzburg area that he announced he would emigrate to Sweden but subsequently said he had changed his mind and would stay in Wurzburg.

The other Jurists exposed by Dr. Herterich were Dr. Kudolf Schiedermair, suspended as president of the Bavarian Administrative court and facing trial for participation in the “final solution of the Jewish problem”; A. Kolb, a Wurzburg public prosecutor who has been suspended, and Dr. Georg Eisert,a Wurzburg district Judge, another public prosecutor at a Nazi peoples court.

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