FRANKFURT (Jul. 9)
The Justice Minister in East Germany announced today he would propose extension of the statute of limitation for all murders committed during the Hitler regime; The issue, which has been raised by Jewish groups and Nazi survivor organizations, also is under consideration by the West German Government; Differences of opinion in the West German political parties have been reported.
Dr. Ewald Bucher, West German Justice Minister, said during a television discussion that he was opposed to amnesty for Nazi criminals but that he also was against legislation to amend the West German statute of limitations; The code provides that a person may be tried for murder within 20 years of the crime. What is now being proposed in West Germany is an extension of the period to 30 years.