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Eichmann’s Aide Granted Retrial in Germany; Killed Jews in Hungary

Otto Hunsche, former assistant to the late Adolf Eichmann at Budapest, today was granted a retrial by Germany’s highest federal court, at Karlsruhe, after being convicted by a Frankfurt district court of the wartime murder of 1, 200 Hungarian Jews.

The high tribunal found that there had been legal errors in the Frankfurt proceedings, where Hunsche had been convicted and given a sentence of five years at hard labor. While awaiting retrial at Frankfurt, however, Hunsche faces still another case. He is scheduled to go on trial soon for having helped murder 40, 000 other Jews.