NEW YORK (Dec. 11)
The European affairs department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith reported it had learned that a German court last week revoked bail for Hermine Braunsteiner-Ryan, the former Queens housewife who is on trial in Dusseldorf, West Germany, and placed her in jail. Mrs. Ryan and 13 others are charged with murdering inmates of the Maidenek concentration camp during the Nazi years.
For the nearly two years since the trial started, Mrs. Ryan was out on bail and living a comfortable, quiet life, going into court only twice a week. Last week, following the testimony of two Polish witnesses, she interrupted the proceedings by calling them “pigs” and shouting other phrases of abuse. Her bail was cancelled because of the outburst, the ADL said.