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Confiscation of Nazis’ Funds to Aid Victims Urged by Bavarian Official

January 28, 1947
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Confiscation of the savings banked by active Nazis between 1933 and 1945 for use in rehabilitating Nazi victims was urged today by Dr. Philip Auerbach, director of the Office for Political and Racial Persecutees in the Bavarian Government, addressing the first conference of the “Union of the Victims of Nazism,” which comprises representatives from all political parties.

Dr. Auerbach also demanded the arrest of Dr. Arthur Dinter, who joined the Nazi Party even before Hitler and who is reported to have been a key figure in introducing anti-Semitism into the party’s doctrines. Dinter is free in the French zone of Germany, according to German newspapers. Author of “The Crime Against Blood,” which was one of the early anti-Jewish volumes, Dinter held party card number 5, while Hitler had card number 7. Dr. Auerbach charged that Dinter still favored official action against Jews.

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