Statute of Limitations Debated

The long awaited debate over the statue of limitations opened in the Bundestag today with an impassioned plea by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt for its abolition so that Nazi war criminals still at large will not escape justice when the statute expires on Dec. 31 this year. “I have for a long time said nothing about the problem but now I do, “Schmidt declared.

“I am against limitation,” he said. “We do not know how many

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