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  • Trial of Gestapo Leader Responsible for Death of Thousands of Czech Jews Opens

    The trial of Dieter von Wisliczeny, former Gestapo chief and advisor on Jewish affairs to the Slovak puppet government, opened today in Bratislava. Wisliczeny is charged with responsibility for deporting thousands of Czechoslovak Jews to death camps in Poland. In 1942, the indictment against Wisliczeny says, the defendant promised to halt the deportation of Jews… More ▸

  • Czech Cabinet Urges Legalization of Jewish Marriages Performed Under Nazi Regime

    The draft of a law legalizing religious and common-law marriages which took place at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Nazi occupation has been submitted by the cabinet to parliament, it was reported here today. Under the proposed legislation, which also includes a section giving marital rights to fiancees of men who died in concentration… More ▸

  • Czech Jews Charge U.S. and Britain Lax in Extraditing War Criminals in Austria, Germany

    American and British authorities in Germany and Austria are not heeding Czech requests for extradition from their zones of war criminals who killed and deported many Czechoslovak Jews, Jewish circles said today. Prague newspapers have also commented on the situation. The newspaper Prace (Work) pointed out this week that Sturmbandfuehrer Anton Burger, one of the… More ▸

  • Former Theresienstadt Commander Escapes from American Prison Camp in Austria

    Anton Burger, former commander of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, has escaped from an American prison camp at Glasenbach, near Salzburg, it was reported here today. The trial of 31 camp guards and doctors at the Buchenwald camp has reopened before an American military court at Dachau. It was postponed on June 16 to permit defense… More ▸

  • Czechoslovak Court Dooms Karl Rahm, Ex-commandant of Theresienstadt Ghetto

    Karl Rahm, ex-commander of the Theresienstadt ghetto, was today condemned to death by a Peoples Court in Litomerice. Rahm, who in the beginning maintained that the Gestapo was responsible for all activities within the ghetto, finally confessed to having participated in the planning, construction and use of poison gas chambers in which Jews and Czech… More ▸

  • Commandant Admits Guilt in Gassing of Jewish Czech Prisoners

    Karl Rahm, former commandant of the Theresienstadt camp, today admitted responsibility for the construction and use of gas chambers to ## Jews and Czech political prisoners during his trial on war crimes charges before a Peoples Court in Litmerice. At first Rabm denied having taken part in the ## of Jews, but charged his testimony… More ▸

  • Slovak Fascists Destroy Tombstones in Jewish Cemetery Following Tiso Hanging

    Unrest resulting from the execution of Father Josef Tiso, war-time president of the Nazi puppet state of Slovakia, who was condemned as a war criminal, is continuing in Slovakia and has manifested itself in several minor anti-Jewish incidents. The most recent incident occurred this week in Secovce, in eastern Slovakia, where 70 tombstones were destroyed… More ▸

  • Czech Workers Strike Against Return to Jew of Property Confiscated by Razis

    All workers in the Warnsdorf district of Board want on strike yesterday in protest against the return to Emil Bear, 70-year-old Jewish industrialist, of a factory confiscated during the German occupation. The strikers allege that Bear engaged in "Germination" in the pre-Minion are and demand that he and his lawyer be deported with the other… More ▸