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Ghana Court to Decide Today on Extradition of Auschwitz Physician

Dr. Horst Schumann, the Auschwitz concentration camp physician for whose extradition West Germany is fighting at Accra, Ghana, is claiming that he is not subject to extradition because he is charged with a “political” violation instead of with a criminal act, according to a report received here today from a Ghanaian capital.

Dr. Schumann is being defended by a Ghanaian attorney, Harold Darko. The German Government’s demand for extradition is being argued in the court at Accra by Josef Fabry, representing the State Prosecutor here. The extradition hearing for the former Auschwitz physician is scheduled to come to an end in the court at Accra tomorrow, when a decision is expected to be issued.

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