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Survivors of Nazi Camps Urge Extension of Statute of Limitations


A resolution pledging maximum efforts to obtain extension of the statute of limitations for Nazi war crimes was adopted unanimously today by delegates of an international committee of survivors of seven Nazi death camps meeting here.

The resolution also called for similar efforts to obtain from each country the extradition of Nazi war criminals to face trial. The resolution asserted that unless adeqnate measures were taken, war criminals who fled to other countries after the collapse of the Hitler regime would be able, within a few months, to re-enter Germany without fear of trial or punishment for their crimes; The statute of limitations for such crimes expires in West Germany next year.

The delegates also decided on a Joint celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the liberation of the camps. They represented survivors of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau, Mauthausen, Neuengamme, Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen.

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