High German Official Charged with Ordering Deportations of Jews
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High German Official Charged with Ordering Deportations of Jews

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Friedrich Karl Vialon, state secretary of the West German Ministry of Development, has been charged with responsibility for the deportation of Jews to concentration camps under the Nazi regime, according to documents turned over to the Bonn authorities by the Soviet Embassy here.

The material, comprising some 100 documents, reportedly shows that Vialon gave orders for the transfer of Jews from ghettoes to concentration camps and for the confiscation of the valuables belonging to the victims. There is still a case pending against Vialon in which he was charged several years ago with perjury in a war crimes trial concerning Jewish victims.

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