FRANKFURT (Dec. 29)
The prosecution in the trial of two former wartime aides of Adolf Eichmann in Hungary, Hermann Krumey and Otto Hunsche, demanded today life sentences for both SS officers. Sentences will be pronounced in two weeks.
They were charged with complicity in the transportation of 300,000 Hungarian Jews to death camps and with extorting huge ransom sums from the desperate Jews. The trial has lasted for eight months.
Several prosecutors on the staff of the Central Office for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes here, will go to Warsaw soon to study Polish documents on hitherto unknown Nazi crimes, Erin Schuele, director of the office, said today. Dr. Schuele, who discussed the idea with Warsaw officials, arranged for the trips.
Dr. Elmer Herterich, a German doctor who carried on a one-man war against former Nazis holding high office in West Germany’s judiciary until emigrating to Sweden, today filed a complaint against Ewald Bucher, the West German Justice Minister. Dr. Herterich charged that Dr. Bucher had known for two years that former German Supreme Court Justice Jagusch had concealed details of his Nazi past. Jagusch recently resigned from the high court bench.