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Israeli Police Chief Arrives in Vienna with Data Against Nazi

Dr. Eytom Liff, former Vienna attorney who is now chief of the Israel Police Department for investigating Nazi crimes, arrived in Vienna today with new material against Franz Murer, the Austrian Nazi who was acquitted in Graf earlier this year on war crimes charges.

Dr. Liff turned over the material to the Austrian Interior Ministry and expressed the opinion that Murer, who was a Nazi gauleiter in Vilna during World War II, would be tried again. He was acquitted last June on charges of having murdered 17 Jews in the Vilna Ghetto, a verdict which aroused worldwide protest. Austrian authorities subsequently promised re-investigation of the case.