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Vienna Jewish Community Asks Bonn to Extend Statute of Limitations

A memorandum asserting that the whole world would consider as an “incomprehensible injustice” any limitation on prosecution of persons responsible for the Nazi mass killings during the war was submitted today by the Vienna Jewish Community to the West German Ambassador to Austria.

The memorandum urged the West German Government to change its decision against extending the statute of limitations on prosecution of such crimes beyond next May. In presenting the memorandum to the envoy, Ernst Feldsberg, president of the Jewish community, asked that it be forwarded to Bonn.