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Trial of Nazi Hangs in Balance

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The trial in Dusseldorf of Albert Ganzenmueller, 68, former state secretary in Hitler’s Transport Ministry, who is accused of complicity in the murder of millions of Jews, could end prematurely.

Ganzenmueller, who is out of prison on DM 300,000 bail, entered a hospital last week after suffering a heart attack. His doctors announced yesterday that he could not now be transported or cross-examined. If his case is to continue, he must appear in court again next Monday. This is a formal legal condition.

Ganzenmueller is said to have organized rail transport of millions of Jews to such extermination camps as Auschwitz and Treblinka on the direct orders of Heinrich Himmler. He will escape punishment if he is found medically unfit for trial on Monday.

The first Jewish translation of the Bible into Russian will be undertaken by scholars at the Mossad Harav Kook in Jerusalem under the Joint auspices of the Religious and Absorption Ministries, it was announced yesterday in Jerusalem. Contracts were signed Tuesday and initialed by Ministers Zerach Warhafting and Natan Peled. The Bible will appear in three volumes with Hebrew and Russian texts running parallel. Warhaftig noted that all previous renditions of the Bible into Russian had been done by Gentiles and this would be the first Jewish translation.

A record 80,000 tourists arrived in Israel during the first 27 days of April. 800,000 tourists are expected in 1973, ten percent more than in 1972.

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