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Ex-nazi Heads German Court Dealing with Jewish Kestitution Claims

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The American Jewish Congress charged today that the president of the German Restitution Court of Appeals in Bremen was a former Nazi who Joined the infamous SS Corps the year Hitler came to power.

Dr. Joachim Prinz, AJ Congress president, called on West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard to press for the “prompt removal” of Karl Arndt, a storm trooper since 1933 who is also one of three German members of the Arbitral Commission on Property Rights and Interests in Germany, an international legal tribunal.

The accusation and call for dismissal came in a report by Dr. Prinz to the American Jewish Congress national governing council meeting held here today. Dr. Prinz disclosed that information concerning the Nazi restitution official had been confirmed by the Office of German Affairs of the State Department based on records in its Berlin Document Center. As president of the German Restitution Court of Appeals in Bremen, Dr. Arndt passes on restitution claims by Jews and other Nazi victims filed in the German city-state of Bremen.

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