BONN (Dec. 3)
The State Prosecutor in Darmstadt has dropped proceedings against unknown parties responsible for a ghoulish parlor game which sends pawns representing Jews to Nazi death camps, because no clues to their identity have been found after nearly a year of investigation, it was announced Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Prosecutor said it is likely that the games were manufactured in the United States. If so, it might take years to gather evidence, by which time the perpetrators would benefit from the statute of limitations.
Copies of the board game were mailed anonymously to 70 schools all over West Germany at the beginning of the year. The parcels were postmarked in Darmstadt.