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Officials of U.N. Human Rights Commission Invited for Talks by German Government

May 25, 1951
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Two high officials of the United Nations Human Rights Commission were invited today by the West German Federal Government to come to Bonn to discuss compensation for the victims of “medical experiments” in Nazi concentration camps.

A memorial to over 5,000 Leipzig Jews annihilated during the Nazi regime was dedicated at the Jewish cemetery in Leipzig this week. Present at the ceremony were representatives of the Central Council of Jews of Germany, of the Berlin Jewish community and of the Leipzig city administration.

Julius Meyer, chairman of the Union of Jewish Communities of Eastern Germany, who dedicated the memorial, said that there were only some 300 Jews loft in Leipzig, of a pre-Hitler population of 12,000. The monument bears the inscription: “May present and future generations always remember that racial hatred plunges humanity into the deepest misery. From 1933 to 1945 over 5,000 Jews of this city–men, women and children–fell victims to the murderous instincts of the Nazi fiends.”

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