RIO DE JANEIRO (Apr. 27)
Federal and local police authorities here said today they think they may have traced the identity of a person who this week fired a revolver bullet through a front window of the Jewish Club of Belo Horizonte, capital of the State of Minas Gerais. Although there were a number of people in the club at the time, no one was injured. Belo Horizonte has a Jewish population of 300.
Suspicion by police points to a young man, the son of a German immigrant. It is believed the attack may have been mounted as a threat against the Jewish community which has been demanding that Brazil extradite Franz Paul Stangl, the commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Treblinka and Sobibor. Brazil’s Supreme Court is to rule in 10 days or two weeks on applications for his extradition filed here by Poland, West Germany and Austria. He has been in jail since his arrest as a war criminal at Sao Paulo on March 2.