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Bonn Announces Suspension of High Official Charged with Nazi Past

Friedrich Karl Vialon, target of consistent charges over his Nazi past, will give up “for the time being” his post as state secretary in the Ministry of Economic Aid for Under-developed Countries, Gunther von Hase, the Government spokesman, said here today.

It was believed that Hans Wiscnewsky, the new Social Democratic Minister, had asked that Vialon withdraw. Vialon offered last September a proposal that he be temporarily suspended pending outcome of an investigation as to whether he was involved in the wartime Nazi mass murders of Jews. In addition to that investigation, there is still a case pending in which Vialon was charged several years ago with perjury in a war crimes trial.

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