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Ghana Ignores German Request for Extradition of Nazi Camp Physician

Dr. Fritz Bauer, Chief Public Prosecutor of Hesse, disclosed today that the extradition of Horst Schumann, a former Nazi concentration camp doctor, from Ghana had been sought as far back as 1961 but that Ghana still had not complied with the request.

Dr. Bauer made the disclosure in connection with a request for Schumann’s return to West Germany to face war crimes charges. The request was submitted by the Organization of Former Concentration Camp Prisoners in Israel to the International Association of Resistance Fighters and Deportees in Brussels.