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U.S. Military Court Postpones Trial of Jewish Dp Charged with Assaulting Officer

January 10, 1947
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A Military Government summary court today postponed for an indefinte period the trial of Herman Plachezonsky, displaced Jew charged with assaulting an officer during questioning last month at the Landsberg DP camp in connection with the murder of a German woman and child.

Capt. Herman von Benge, of Scranton Pa., chairman of the court, said that he would recommend that Plachozonsky be released on bail while U.S. Constabulary of ficers, who requested the postponement, seek additional evidence allegedly connecting the DP with the murder.

The arrest of Plachezonsky and several other Jewish DP’s on suspicion of being implicated in the murder and their subsequent alleged mistreatment by constabulary troops resulted in the filing of affidavits by the DP’s charging brutality by the soldiers and the counter-charge by the constabulary’s commander that certain UNRRA officials were attempting to protect the displaced Jews from merited punishment.

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