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Scheel Urged to Reconsider Appointment of Man Who Built Extermination Camps in Ww Ii

An Israeli labor official has asked West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel to reconsider the appointment of Freidrich Karl Vialon as his chief political adviser. Hillel Seidel, a member of the Histadrut Executive, claimed in a letter to Mr. Scheel that he has documentary evidence that Vialon was engaged in building extermination camps in Lithuania and Estonia during World War II. According to Seidel, he was shown the documents during a visit to Tallin, Estonia in 1967, and obtained photostatic copies of them. Vialon’s Nazi past was previously investigated by the war crimes prosecutor in Koblenz and he was subsequently barred from any official post, Seidel said.

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