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Cologne Prosecutor Investigating Attack on Bundestag Member Accused in Deportations

Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, a Jewish woman who faces trial in Cologne in connection with an alleged attempt to kidnap a former Gestapo official, returned to Cologne voluntarily from Paris yesterday to give information in another case involving World War II Nazi activities. Mrs. Klarsfeld responded to a summons from the State Prosecutor’s office investigating an attack by French youths two weeks ago on the office of Ernat Achenbach, a Bundestag member of the Free Democratic Party. Achenbach is alleged to have relayed information from the German administration in Paris to Berlin relating to the deportation of Jews. His resignation has been demanded in some quarters. The prosecutor is trying to ascertain whether Mrs. Klarsfeld was connected with the attack. She is accused of trying to kidnap the former Gestapo chief in Paris, Karl Lischka for the purpose of returning him to France to stand trial as a war criminal.

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