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  • Czech Peoples Court Acquits Jew Who Was “elder” of Theresienstadt Ghetto

    Benjamin Murmelstein, one of the Jewish "olders" of the Theresienstadt ghetto, who were appointed by the Nazis to act as administrative officers and carry out their instructions, was acquitted yesterday by a Czech Peoples Tribunal which was trying him as a war criminal. Jewish circles are displeased with the verdict, charging that Murmelstein conducted himself… More ▸

  • British Embassy Officials, Jewish Representatives, Attend of Herzl’s Grandson

    Capt. Stephen Norman, grandson of Theodor Herzl and a late member of the British commonwealth scientific staff here, who committed suicide on Nov. 26, was buried in Washington today in the Adas Israel cemetery with a Jewish service arranged by the Washington office of the Jewish Agency. The service was attended by representatives of the… More ▸

  • Theresienstadt Deputy Commander Executed for Crimes Against Jews and Czechs

    Wilhelm Schmidt, a former deputy commandant at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, was executed at Litomerice today shortly after he was convicted on charges of the murder and torture of thousands of Jewish and Czechoslovak prisoners. He was an assistant to Heinrich Joekels who was hanged three weeks ago for similar crimes. The same court found… More ▸

  • Czech Court Trying Commander of Theresienstadt Camp; Jews Testify to Atrocities

    A charge that he was forced to confiscate the rings of Jewish prisoners and later drown them in a swamp was made today by a former prisoner named Hanus at the trial in Litomerice of Heinrich Joeckel, commander of a section of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Other witnesses revealed that Jewish political prisoners were treated… More ▸

  • Nazi Chief of Staff Denies Knowledge of Under of Jews, Challenged by Prosecution

    Col, Gen. Alfred Jodl, former chief of staff of the German High Command, today denied before the International Military Tribunal that he knew of the extermination of Jews by German troops, although the prosecution submitted evidence showing that the Security Police, who carried out the massacres of Jews, operated under the Wehrmacht’s direction. Jodl said… More ▸