Friday, Sept. 6, 1963 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — 6
Commander of Nazi Extermination Camp Pleads Innocence at Trial
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
HANOVER, West Germany—
Dr. Otto Bradfisch, 70, co-defend-
ant in a trial here on charges of
complicity in the wartime mur-
der of some 86,000 Jews, testi-
fied Tuesday that he was inno-
cent of the charges.
He was brought to Hanover
for trial from prison where he
is currently serving a 10-year
term for complicity in the mur-
der of 15,000 Jews as comman-
der of an extermination squad
in occupied Russia.
The other defendant is one
of Bradfisch's lieutenants, Gun-
ter Fuchs. More than 100 wit-
nesses from Israel and the
United States will give evidence
in the trial which is expected
to last for six weeks. Bradfisch,
who was named head of Gestapo
headquarters at Lodz in 1942,
is charged with complicity in
the murder of 15,000 Jews in
Lodz. He also is charged with
ordering the execution between
May and June of 1944 of an-
other 700 Jews, some of whom
he personally selected for exe-
Fuchs, 52, is accused of com-
plicity in the miirder of 70,000
Jews in the Lo lz Ghetto who
were slaughtered in the gas
chambers of the Hulmhof Camp.
He also is charged with shoot-
ing 46 Jews personally because
they resisted transfer to the
Bradfisch also testified Tues-
day that he had known nothing,
of any extermination at Kulm-
hof, declaring that "orders for
transports" of Jews "came from
the Reich Security Office and
there was no mention of exter-
minations in them." -
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Swiss Banks Search
for Assets Left by
Victims of Nazism
GENEVA (JTA)—The Asso-
ciation of Swiss Banks circulated
a memorandum to member
banks asking them to "do their
utmost" to trace deposits which
The note accompanied copies
of a Swiss Federal decree, ef-
fective Sept. 1, instructing all
Swiss banks to pay out such
deposits or accounts to the legal
successors of the victims. The
decree was the first major step
taken in Switzerland to unfreeze
deposits of persons who placed
funds and valuables under the
traditional secrecy of Swiss
banking rules and who subse-
The decree specified that dec-
larations must be filed within
the next six months on a 11
deposits and accounts "whose
owners are known to be foreign-
ers who have not been in touch
with the banks since May 9, 1945
and who are presumed to have
been the victims of racial, re-
ligious GI- political persecutions."
the 440 items included and is
supplemented by an introductory
historical essay as well as vari-
ous lists, glossaries and indices.
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Nazi Camp Exhibit
Opens in Belgium
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BRUSSELS, (JTA) — An ex-
hibition dealing with Nazi con-
centration camps has been
opened in Ostende under patron-
age of the Bishop of Burges
and the Governor of West
Flanders "not to maintain
hatred or rancor, but to stress
events that happened only a
few years ago that many adults
have already forgotten and
youngsters are completely un-
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Destruction of Jewry
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might have belonged to deposi-
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centration camps and other Hungarian Jews, 311 W. 23rd
victims of "racial, religious or St., New York City, has now
political persecution" during the published "The Destruction of
Hungarian Jewry. A Documen-
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970 p., 1963, $15.00).
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