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Brandt Asked in Buenos Aires for More Nazi Criminal Prosecutions

Representatives of Jewish victims of Nazism yesterday presented West Germany’s Foreign Minister Willy Brandt with a petition urging the cancellation of the statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes and calling on the Bonn authorities to make stronger efforts to find two major Nazi war criminals, Martin Bormann, who was Hitler’s deputy and Josef Mengele, the “death camp” doctor at Auschwitz. Both men, the petition said, are hiding out in a South American country. It suggested that if West Germany Increased the reward for their capture, they might have better results.

The petition was presented to Mr. Brandt, here on an official visit, by Jose Moskovits, president and Abraham Dereczynski, secretary of the association of Nazi victims in Argentina which has about 20,000 members. The petition also claimed that applicants for reparations payments have encountered bureaucratic delays.

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