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Hitler’s Aide Appeals Sentence for His Part in Murdering Jews

March 27, 1952
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Franz Rademacher, one-time secretary to Hitler and Foreign Office official convicted of responsibility in the deportation and murder of 1,500 Yugoslav Jews during the German occupation, is appealing the three-year-and-five-month sentence given him last week by a German court for his part in the death of these Jews. The court’s sentence has been criticized in other quarters as too mild.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture of the British zone province of Rhineland has ordered all towns in which Jewish cemeteries are located but not maintained by the Jews to take over responsibility for their maintenance. The city of Gelsenkirchen has already asked for a ruling on whether it or the province will have to meet the costs of this operation.

From Stuttgart it was reported today that 13 tombstones in the local Jewish cemetery were overthrown last night. Describing the incident as “serious,” the city’s mayor, Dr, L. Klett, has ordered the police to carry out a “most careful” investigation.

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