Jewish Groups Aiding U.S. to Find New Witnesses in War Crimes Probe

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Philadelphia and the Association of Jewish New Americans are cooperating with the United States Department of Justice in attempting to find new witnesses for investigations of crimes committed by alleged Nazi war criminals currently residing in the U.S., a JCRC official reported.

The JCRC is distributing copies of a brief questionnaire for survivors prepared by the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations. The questionnaire, which is available in English and Russian, can be obtained by calling the JCRC office at (215) 545-8430.

According to H. Ronald Klasko, chairman of the JCRC Committee on Nazi War Criminals, “The cooperation of survivor witnesses has been essential in the investigation and ultimate bringing to justice of individuals responsible for Nazi-related crimes. We believe there are many people in our community who have information which could help in the prosecution of such cases, and we urge them to call for the questionnaire and cooperate in this important effort.”

Information provided by respondents to the questionnaire will be kept confidential and turned over to the U.S. Justice Department. Questionnaires should be returned to Burton Siegel, Jewish Community Relations Council, 260 South 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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