VIENNA (Mar. 25)
The Austrian Minister of the Interior and the Mayor of Vienna were among the crowd of several thousand persons who turned out here to welcome a group of 119 Austrian war criminals released by the Soviet authorities from Russian prisons. The repatriated men, in most cases, had been members of Hitler’s Elite Guard, the S.S., and had been convicted of war crimes in Poland and Rumania.
A new attempt to show “The Immortal Beloved,” a film produced in Germany by Vet Harlan, producer of the Nazi anti-Semitic film “Jew Sues,” is running into difficulty here with many Groups-both Jewish and non Jewish-once again protesting plans to exhibit the film. Demonstrations have teen threatened by these organizations outside any theater which features the film. Four weeks ago, similar protests caused the cancellation of the Austrian premiere of “The Immortal Beloved” in Vienna.