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Meetings Throughout Italy Urge Germany Not to End Trials of Nazis

Meetings were held here today in a number of towns in Italy at which protests were registered against the possibility that West Germany might allow the statute of limitations against prosecution of Nazi war criminals to take effective May 8.

The theme of the meetings was that the demands for punishment of such criminals was based not on a desire for vengeance but for justice, the basis and condition of peace and progress. It was recalled also that international conventions on crimes against humanity exclude limitations and that the West German constitution explicitly incorporates these conventions.