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Brazilian Embassy Assures Jewish Delegation on Stangl Case

A spokesman for the Embassy of Brazil, assured an eight-man delegation of former partisans and anti-Nazi fighters today that his government will not abandon its obligations in the case of Franz Stangl, the former Nazi commandant of the murder camps of Treblinka and Sobibor, who was detained in Brazil pending action on a request for extradition by Austria.

The delegation had called at the Embassy to express concern over reports that the Brazilian Ministry of Justice might release Stangl because of a statute of limitations. Austria had asked for Stangl’s return to try him on war crimes charges. Brazil is one of the countries which had signed the United Nations Convention on genocide.

Danielo Meyer, first secretary of the Embassy, also assured the delegation that he would pass on to his government their protest concerning the former Nazi.

(In The Hague, meanwhile, the Dutch foundation that contributes funds to the Vienna Documentation Center for Nazi War Crimes, telegraphed the Brazilian Ambassador, calling on the Brazilian Government to extradite Stangl to Austria as soon as possible.)

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