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Army Orders Investigation of Alleged Beating of Eight Dp’s by Constabulary Troops

January 13, 1947
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At the request of Rabbi Philip Bernstein, adviser on Jewish affairs to U.S. forces in Europe, Army headquarters here today ordered a special investigation of the incident at the Landsberg DP camp during which eight displaced Jews charge they were beaten by constabulary troops.

Major Abraham Hyman, Bernstein’s legal adviser, will act as a special assistant to the inspector-general who will conduct the investigation. Meanwhile, Maj. Hyman has requested that the trial of one of the eight, Herman Plachczinsky, who is charged with assaulting an officer, not be resumed until witnesses can be obtained and his council acquainted with the facts.

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