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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-04

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2 Nazis, Convicted at Auschwitz Trial , Freed Pending Appeals on Verdict

FRANKFURT (JTA) — T h e
Frankfurt Superior Court an-
nounced that two • more of the
former Auschwitz death camp per-
sonnel, convicted here in a mara-
thon war crimes trial, have been
released pending the outcome of
appeals from the verdict.
The court said that former SS
Sgt. Hans Stark, 44, and farmer
Cpl. Perry Brod, 44, have been
freed because there was no suspic-
ion that they would try to flee the
court's jurisdiction. Stark was sen-
tenced to 10 years imprisonment,
and Brod to four years, on convic-
tion of participation in scores of

Nab Extrotionist
in Attempt Against
Synagogue Sexton

ing many Jews in southern Rus-
sia during the war. He was arrest-
killings at the death camp during sentence does not begin officially tried twice on charges of five mass ed Feb. 22 in Curacao after ar-
the war.
until appeals are completed.
shootings in 1951, involving the riving there on an Italian steamer.
Meanwhile, new charges have murder of 320 Jewish men, women He was flown to Schiphol Airport
Several weeks ago the court or-
dered the release from prison of been made in Poland against West and children. He was sentenced to and taken to prison by Dutch po-
German officials who are accused 10 years imprisonment at hard la- lice.
another of the defendants con-

victed in the Auschwitz trial, Rob-
ert Mulka. Sentenced to 14 years
imprisonment, he was released
"for reasons of health" and is
scheduled to undergo physical
examination by a court-appoint-
ed doctor.

After the 20-month trial ended
last August, bath the prosecution
and defense filed appeals which
may take a year or more to settle.
The two former SS officers, plus
14 other former camp personnel
convicted in the trial, have been
held since in "investigative cus-
tody" pending action on the ap-
peals. Under West German law, a

of war crimes.
Among those charged were form-
er SS officer Gustav Bamberger,
who is now deputy mayor of Han-
over; Hans Schewel, an official of
the city of Gelsenkirchen; and Otto
Besler, now a high court judge, in
Buisberg, who is alleged to have
served on a special Nazi court.
Also named was a former SS man,
Heinrich Richter.
In Berlin, the third trial of a 55-
year-old former Gestapo official
on charges of mass shootings of
Jews in occupied Russia got under
way here.
Gerhard Schneider had been

bor after the first trial, and the
sentence was reduced to six years
at the second trial. On appeal, the
high court held that a third trial
would be necessary.

Baron Andres von Koskull, 59,
has been arrested and is being
held in Haarlem prison awaiting
a decision by the Dutch govern-
ment on a request from the West
German government for his ex-
tradition to face a Nazi war
crimes trial.

Von Koskull, an offider in the
Nazi army during the Second
World War, is under indictment
in Germany, charged with murder-

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Police arrested a former janitor
of Beth Abraham Synagogue Tues-
day and charged him with trying
to extort $1,000 from the synago-
gue sexton, (shammes) Joseph
Mermelstein.
Henry Todd, 19, admitted to po-
lice that he threatened to kill the
sexton, his wife and three children
unless the money was paid. Mer-
melstein found the extortion note
stuck to the storm door of his
house as he was leaving to con-

duct morning services at the syna-
gogue.
He immediately enlisted police
aid and, following their instruc-
tions, pretended to follow the ex-

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little prayer thanking God that I
got through it safely and asked
God to protect my family," Mer-
melstein said. •
"A few minutes later, the police
informed me that they had caught
the extortionist."

2 New York Girls
Found Suffocated
by Fumes in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Two Ameri-
can girl tourists from New York
were asphyxiated by gas fumes last
weekend in the apartment of an
acquaintance in Beersheba.
The bodies of the girls—Arlene
Bazer of Flushing, N.Y., and Vir-
ginia Dalessio of Whitestone —
were found in the bathroom of a
flat belonging to Gustav Shapiro,
a Beersheba resident, after Sha-
piro returned from an errand.
The girls, who had been staying
at Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek, were
staying at the Shapiro flat over-
night while en route to Eilat, Is-
rael's southernmost town.
Police, who ruled out the possi-
bility of foul play, said that a
bird's nest was found in the ex-
haust pipe of a gas heater, indi-
cating that the girls had apparent-
ly suffocated by carbon monoxide.

ustice, Judaism'
Adas Shalom Talk

The Adas Shalom Adult Institute

Lecture series on "Morals, Man
and the Good Society" will have

as its next lecturer Rabbi Jacob
E. Segal, discussing "Justice and
Judaism," 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in
the social hall.
Rabbi Segal's lecture will be de-
voted to a study in depth of the
central concept of justice which
has dominated the Jewish moral
tradition since Bible times. He will
trace the development of this con-
cept through history, with special
attention to its contemporary ap-
plication to such problems as civil
rights, crowd immorality and the
struggle for Jewish survival.
The two final speakers in this

series will be Mayor Jerome Cava-
nagh, March 15; and Judge Wade
McCree, March 22. The commun-
ity is invited.

Ups and Downs

Today's downfall comes in try-
ing to keep up with the upkeep.
—The Leitchfield (Ky.) Gazette.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
16—Friday, March 4, 1966

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In addition to the new Time Certificates, which are also available in
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