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Eichmann Aide Goes on Trial for Third Time on War Crimes Charges

An aide to Adolf Eichman, who admitted helping to transport hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Auschwitz death camp, went on trial here Tuesday for the third time in five years on war crimes charges.

Franz Novak, 55, received an eight-year prison term at his first trial in 1964 on conviction of “consciously and deliberately” collaborating with his chief, Eichman, in the deportations. He was Eichmann’s transport officer. The verdict was annulled by the Supreme Court for technical reasons and a new trial was held. At that trial, held in October, 1966, Novak was acquitted when the jury failed to agree. The Austrian Supreme Court quashed the acquittal on grounds of insufficient legal instruction to the jury and ordered the third trial.