West German Government Says It Has New Information About Arson in Old Age Home

The Government revealed today that it had “new information” that could lead to the capture of arsonists responsible for a fire in a Munich old-aged home last Friday night that took the lives of seven Jewish residents. Government spokesman Konrad Ahlers said however that it was not possible to say any more at this stage. The Government has posted a 75,000 mark ($20,500) reward for information leading to the capture of the arsonists. Mr. Ahlers said that President Gustav Heinemann of the Federal Republic would attend the funeral of the fire victims to be held in Munich Wednesday. He said that the Minister of Interior, Hans Dietrich Genscher would also attend. He said the Government was “shocked” by the outrage and has appealed to the public to help the police in their investigation.

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