European Statesmen Urge Bonn to Continue Trials of Nazis

A resolution urging all 17 member governments of the Council of Europe, including West Germany, to prevent the application of the statute of limitations on further trials of Nazi war criminals was adopted overwhelmingly here this weekend by the Assembly of the Council. The vote was 68 to 15, with one abstention.

Most of the negative votes were cast by members of the Christian Democratic Party of Germany, while some Scandinavian and British participants also voted against the resolution. A strong plea for adoption of the resolution was made before the Assembly by H. Zadok, of Israel, one of the two Israeli observers at the Assembly. The opposition to the measure was led by the West German representatives.

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