GENEVA (May. 24)
A large number of prisoners of the Nazis remain unaccounted for 27 years after the end of World War II, according to the just-published annual report of the International Tracing Service at Arolsen. The ITS, which identifies and traces such victims, said that in 1971 it received 127,872 appeals and issued 187,007 certificates confirming concentration camp detentions or deaths. It received many new documents last year relating to camp activity and Gestapo operations, which it is analyzing and preparing for use in tracings. The report said that if ITS’ 1,158,591 index cards were spread out on the ground, they would cover half a square mile.