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Bonn Official Arrives in Washington to Study Nazi Documents

A West German legal authority arrived in Washington today to study documents of the Nazi era stored here in an effort to uncover new evidence of Nazi war crimes. Gustav Matschel, district judge from Munich, was sent by the Bonn Government in response to a State Department suggestion.

The State Department suggested, in response to a Bonn appeal for evidence prior to the May 8 cut-off date of the Statute of Limitations, that a German expert come here to search remaining documents seized by the U.S. Army in Germany in 1945.