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Kreisky Not Influenced by Protests Against Impending Closing of Documentation Center

Chancellor Bruno Kreisky of Austria has indicated he will not be Influenced by American protests against his government’s apparent threat to close down the Nazi-hunting Documentation Center of Simon Wiesenthal in Vienna, according to a letter from Mr. Wiesenthal received here. Harry Evans, a lawyer who has aided the Wiesenthal cause, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today he had received a letter to that effect from the locator of Adolf Eichmann, Franz Paul Stangl and 900 other Nazi criminals. In the letter, dated June 29, Mr. Wiesenthal reported that In a television interview, Dr. Kreisky was asked whether protests by the Investigator’s “co-religionists In America” would “raise difficulties” over the reported closing of the center. Dr. Kreisky replied: “That is not important.” Mr. Wiesenthal has indicated that “there might be a Nazi amnesty” In Austria. He has noted that “We know very well that (Dr. Kreisky’s) Socialist Party needs the votes of the former Nazis to reach the majority.”

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