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Demonstrators Protest Chile’s Refusal to Extradite Rauff

Some 50 persons braved heavy rain and snow yesterday to stage a demonstration outside the midtown Manhattan offices of the Chilean airlines to protest the Chilean government’s refusal to extradite Walter Rauff, a Nazi war criminal held responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.

The demonstration, sponsored by the Generation After and the Jewish War Veterans, called for a boycott of the Chilean airlines until Rauff is extradited to stand trial for war crimes. Rauff is responsible for designing the mobile gas trucks, used before the construction of the concentration camps, in which 250,000 Jews were killed.

Dr. Harry Faivus, president of the Generation After, and Dr. Emmanuel Goldstein, a representative of the JWV, also called on Congress to stop U.S. financial aid to the Chilean government of President Augusto Pinochet until Rauff is expelled. An Israeli request for Rauff’s extradition was denied last month.