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W. Germany Expects Mrs. Ryan’s Extradition on War Crimes Charges

The Foreign Office expressed confidence today that U.S. authorities will extradite Mrs. Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, who is wanted here to face war crimes charges. An application for extradition accompanied by documentary evidence against Mrs. Ryan, has been forwarded to Washington on behalf of the West German prosecuting attorneys, the Foreign Office said.

It is said that Mrs. Ryan will be charged either with murder or abetting murder. She has been accused of selecting women and children for extermination at a Lublin concentration camp where she served as a guard between Oct. 1942-March 1944. Mrs. Ryan, who is married to an American citizen, lives in New York. She was taken into custody last week and s confined at a women’s prison pending an extradition hearing.

Pat Boone. a popular American singer, will lead 500 Christians on an eight-day pilgrimage to Israel during the Easter Week, the Ministry of Tourism announced today. The Ministry said Boone would film a television show to be broadcast in the U.S. next fall.

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