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West German Official Flies to Beirut to Negotiate Help for Refugees

August 14, 1968
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The head of the Middle East department of the West German Foreign Office flew to Beirut and Amman today to negotiate German help for Palestinian refugees, it was reported here today.

It was also learned that East Germany is enlarging its diplomatic representation in Egypt. Cairo has just given permission for the opening of an East German consulate general in Alexandria. East Germany has a consulate general in Cairo, a commercial mission there and an unofficial embassy headed by Ambassador Ernst Sholz.

Two former Gestapo officers were sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor today by a Nuremberg court that found them guilt of participation in the executions of Polish Jews in Gorlive in 1942 and ’43. They are Paul Baron and Ernst Erich Piecha.

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