Witness Says Mrs. Ryan Killed Six
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Witness Says Mrs. Ryan Killed Six

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The deportation hearing of Mrs. Hermine Braunsteiner-Ryan, a former Nazi concentration camp guard married to an American, was postponed until Sept. 22 after a former camp inmate testified that he had seen her on three separate occasions whip five women and a child to death at the concentration camp in Maidenek. Poland, during World War II. Aaron Kaufman, a 71-year-old survivor of eight Nazi concentration camps, was the first person to testify that he actually saw Mrs. Ryan in the act of murder.

Kaufman, who lives in Westchester, said ne volunteered to testify on behalf of the government after reading a newspaper account of the hearings in which Mrs. Ryan claimed she had done nothing worse than slap some prisoners. He said he witnessed the killings during the time when he was hauling coal, lumber and food to the women’s quarters at the Maidenek camp. He identified two of the victims by name. He said on another occasion he saw Mrs. Ryan horsewhip an old woman and a child, killing both. The deportation hearings were initiated by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service after Mrs. Ryan was identified as a war criminal by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.


The resolution sponsored by Somalia in the Security Council was defeated late this afternoon when the US voted against it. The vote was 13-1 with one abstention. US Ambassador George Bush told the Council that the violence this weekend in the Middle East was “inextricably interwoven with the disaster in Munich” and deplored the “double standard” by which some Council members attempted to condemn Israel while remaining silent about the terrorism which killed 11 Israeli athlete.

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