Nazi Criminal Reported Unofficial Chief Political Adviser to Scheel
Menu JTA Search

Nazi Criminal Reported Unofficial Chief Political Adviser to Scheel

Download PDF for this date

A source close to Foreign Minister Walter Scheel has told the JTA that Nazi criminal Karl Friedrich Vialon continues unofficially as chief political adviser to Mr. Scheel, although he is not attached to any Ministry. Vialon was state secretary to Mr. Scheel when the latter was Minister for Economic Development in the Adenauer cabinet. During the war Vialon gave orders for the transfer of Jews from ghettos to concentration camps. He also signed documents for the seizure of Jewish property.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund