FRANKFURT (Mar. 29)
Robert Mulka, the former deputy commander of the Auschwitz death camp who was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after the mammoth first trial of Auschwitz personnel here in 1963, and released for reasons of ill health, was rearrested today.
The 71-year-old defendant was released from jail in January, 1966 after obtaining a medical certificate asserting that he was “not fit” to serve out his term. Recently, doctors issued a new certificate that he was competent to serve his term. His release last year evoked sharp criticism inside and outside of West Germany.
Another action against Mulka is still pending. The state prosecution filed an appeal against what is called a “lenient” sentence against Mulka. This appeal has not yet been acted on.