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March 10, 1967 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-10

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Stancrl Capture to Be Followed by Others?

Arrested in Brazil, Nazi war criminal Franz Stang', 59, was
flown from Sao Paulo to Brasilia pending extradition to Austria on
charges involving the World War II deaths of some 700,000 Jews in
Polish concentration camps. The No. 3 man on the list of most-wanted
Nazis is shown (left) in a photo from his documents, and (right) at
the time of his arrest.


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(Continued from Page 1)
prepared to testify when Stang'
comes to trial, he added.
The cost of the entire Stang'
operation, conducted by Wiesen-
thal's documentation center, was
said to have been $45,000.
Wiesenthal's "wanted" list of
Nazi war criminals still includes
22,000 names.
Wiesenthal revealed that there
is in existence now an organization
Of former Nazi war criminals
whose aim is to protect wanted
war criminals. He said the group
is known as "Odessa" — which
stands for Organization der SS An-
gehorige, referring to those who
had been members of Hitler's SS.
Later Wiesenthal said that he
expected the arrest of another
"important Nazi" in South Ameri-
ca soon. He said also that he sus-

The Brazilian Federal Police is
especially interested in finding out
if he knows about other former
Nazi war criminals possibly hiding
in Brazil. Stangi had lived quietly
with his wife and two daughters
in Brazil, under an assumed name,
since 1951. He worked as an auto-
mobile mechanic in a Volkswagen
plant in Sao Paulo.
Stang', who fled from an Aus-
trian prisoner-of-war camp in
1948, is on a list of missing war
criminals issued by the Austrian
government in 1962. Evaristo de
Morais Filho, a Brazilian lawyer
retained by Treblinka survivors
now living in Israel, will assist

Austria in the extradition proceed-
The extradition request must be
considered by the Brazilian Su-
preme Court within 60 days. Un-
der Brazilian law, a prisoner can
be kept in custody for that period.
Officials indicated there were no
legal barriers to extraditing
Stang'. Brazil does not have capi-
tal punishment. Its laws stipulate
that a prisoner cannot be extra-
dited unless the requesting nation
agrees it will not apply the death
penalty to the prisoner. Austria
also has no death penalty.
The Brazilian file on Stang' in-
dicated he had been born in
Austria on March 26, 1908, and
that he had been an Austrian
police officer when the Hitler
regime took control of Austria.
He joined the Gestapo and rose
from informer to captain in
charge of construction of concen-
tration camps. He supervised the
building of the camps at Treb-
linka and Sobibor and later com-
manded both camps.
Stangl's arrest was announced
by the governor of Sao Paulo
State, who said: "The genocide,
Franz Paul Stang', who made mar-
tyrs of the Austrian people and
is responsible for the death of
700,000 Jews, has been detained
by the Department of Political and
Social Order and transferred to
federal authorities for the process
of extradition."
He said Stang). ranked only be-
hind Martin Bormann, Hitler's
deputy, and Lt. Gen Heinrich Mul-
ler, head of the SS, on the list of
"most wanted" Nazi criminals.

Noted Writer and His Works



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Friday, March 10, 1967-7

Jewish Music Festival Theme Stresses
the Contribtuion of Russian Jews

"The Historical Contribution of
Russian Jewry to Jewish Music" is
the theme of the 23rd annual Jew-
ish Music Festival to be observed
by more than 2,000 religious, cult-
ural, educational, fraternal and
women's organizations throughout
the United States. Conducted under
the auspices of the National Jewish
Music Council, which is sponsored
by the National Jewish Welfare
Board, the event will be marked
from March 26 (Purim) to April
24 (Passover).
The Jewish Music Festival theme
was chosen in order to bring the
unbelievable treasure trove of Jew-
ish musical works composed by
Russian Jews to the attention of a
generation which should be aware
of this heritage and preserve and
enrich it, according to Rabbi Avra-
ham Spites, chairman of JWB's
National Jewish Music Council. It

is also intended to keep alive the
creative efforts of Russian Jews
who, in the Soviet Union today,
are denied opportunities for the
full flOwering of their Jewish cul-
ture, he said.

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Mitchell Fishman
found Phillips
Northland Men's
Shoe Shop.

The wife of Nazi concentration

camp commander Franz Stangl,

Mitchell Fishman, prominent insurance
agent, found us and a pair of Florsheim
Plateau slip-ons. Then he looked at our
rubber footwear display, and bought a
pair of Totes® . . . just for insurance.

Theresa Staugl, peers through
the bars of a fence outside her
home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, wait-
ing for word from her husband.

pests the organization of former
war criminals "has good connec-
tions with diplomats in South
West Germany has requested
Brazil to extradite Stang', a spokes-
man for the foreign ministry told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in
Bonn. He said the move was initi-
ated by the chief prosecutor of


The spokesman added that, al-
though there is no extradition
treaty between Brazil and West

Germany, "it is expected that
the request will be sympatheti-
cally considered by the govern.
- anent of Brazil. Stang was an

Austrian policeman before
World War II, but his war
crimes, it was pointed out, were
committed under Hitler's rule.
Stang' is being held under max-
imum security detention in

The imposing stack of 22 volumes is from the 50-year literary
career of Maurice Saniuel (right), winner of the Bnai Brith Jewish
Heritage Award "for excellence in Jewish literature." The celebrated
author, essayist, translator and widely-traveled lecturer is congratu-
lated by writer and critic Mark Van Doren, his long-time friend
and radio companion, who was one of several distinguished speakers
at a luncheon in New York at which Bnai Brith's commission on
adult Jewish education awarded Samuel the $1,000 literary prize.
Van Doren, Elie Wiesel, last year's award-winner, publisher Alfred
A. Knopf, Dr. Louis L. Kaplan, president of Baltimore Hebrew
College, and Meyer W. Weisgal, president of Weizmann Institute,
lauded the 72-year-old Samuel as an interpretive Jewish writer
"who has stayed close to the source." Van Doren and Samuel have
held weekly discussions on the Bible each summer on the NBC
network since 1953. (See story Page 24)

phillips shoes

Northland Center

Use Lots "G" or "H" at the south end of the Center
(Right near Best & Co.)

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