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Germany Announces Plan to Try Jewish Expert on Restitution Claims

March 22, 1966
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The State Prosecutor’s Office here announced today that Dr. Hans Deutsch, the internationally known Jewish legal expert on German compensation to Nazi victims, will be tried by a German court on charges of “inciting people to make claims for compensation they are not entitled to. ” The date of the trial was not given.

Dr. Deutsch, who holds both Austrian and Israeli citizenship, was arrested here in November 1964 while attending to a client’s claim at the West German Ministry of Finance. He has been held in solitary confinement in the Central Prison here along with a former SS officer and aide to Adolf Eichmann, M. Wilke, who is charged with having been Dr. Deutsch’s “accomplice.”

At the time of the arrest, an influential Parisian newspaper, Le Monde, defended Dr. Deutsch and charged that the move was a “maneuver” by Bonn to discredit the Jewish attorney and “spoil his reputation.”

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