Czechoslovakia Seeks Extradition from Germany of Nazi War Criminals

West German officials were informed today by Czechoslovakia that it will soon present a list of former Gestapo officers now presumed to be living in West Germany with a formal request for their extradition to race war crimes charges.

Czech officials previously indicated that they wanted extradition of Gestapo officials who had been on duty in Czechoslovakia during the German occupation. Prague officials have now indicated that they will soon present a list of names of such former Gestapo men and mentioned four of them as heading the list.

The four men are Fraznk Karmazyn, former SS Storm Troop leader, Ernest Gerger, Erwin Weinmann and Hans Ulrich Geschke. The Prague move was considered here a response to the recent West German plea to all countries to provide available data on Nazi war criminals before the end of 1966, when the extended deadline in the statute of limitations on prosecution of such criminals takes effect.

Gerger was said to be responsible for the shooting of Czech Jews in Bohemia-Moravia during the German occupation. The charges against the other three were not indicated.

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