The Progress-Index from Petersburg, Virginia on July 5, 1968 · Page 16
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Petersburg, Virginia
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Friday, July 5, 1968
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Wesf Germany's Chancellor Testifies Before War Crimes Trial BONN, Germany (AP) — West German Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger says he felt "something not quite right" was happening to the Jews in Nazi Germany near the end of World War II. "But it was not until after the war that I got to know about the whole magnitude of this operation," the former deputy head of the radio propaganda department in the Third Reich Foreign Ministry told a war crimes trial judge Thursday. Kiesinger said at first he had discounted allied charges about Nazi mass extermination oi Jews as "nothing but a,rocit> propaganda." "It wa- simply inconceivable to me that such terrible things were happening," he said. Kiesinger was summoned as a vitness in the trial of two Third Reich diplomats, Adolf Beckerle and Fritz Gebhard von Hahn. it was the first time a West German government chief Had appeared beSore a trial court, and Ihe court came spec'allv from Frankfurt to take his testimony. Becserlt. Hitler's onetime ambassador to Bulgaria, js charged with the deportation and assistance in the murder o: 11,343 Jews. Von Hahn, his ter- mer assistant, is accused of complicity. Ki'.singer was called to testify whether Hitler's diplomats could be expected to knew whs was happening to the Jews. Kiesinger said under cross examination he had never "officially" learned of Nazi operations against Jews while he \VR$ mployed in the Berlin Foreign Ministry. "What I heard about the fate of Jews at that time was i.o more than was heard by most ordinary Germans," he said. He also said he could not recall hearing the term "final solution"—the Nazi reference to the "final solution of 'the Jewish problem"—while working at the ministry. The chancellor said he had witnessed Jews being taken away by the Nazis from the house in which he and his fami y lived in Berlin. But he said either he nor his family and riends knew where the Jews were taken. 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"Since Dr. Foster got the problem, he has made four or five studies . . . what the next delaying tactic will be I simply don't know," Rickover said. Foster, in a later appearance before the subcommittee, said he supported the effort to lower submarine noise levels, but thought other things should be considered before building what might be an expensive, one-of- a-kind vessel. He said the quieter sub would cost far more than the $35 million estimated for the latest sturgeon class submarine and that would be pretty expensive i research. The Soviets have more than 400 subs of all types, including nuclear-driven missile carriers. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., subcommittee chairman, said the United States has 146, including 41 polaris missile boats, and 105 attack subs of which 33 are nuclear powered and the rest diesel. He urged the Navy to offset the disparity in numbers between Russia and this country by maintaining "a clear over-all qualitive advantage." The breakdown on types of Russian subs was deleted from the transcript for security rea- isons. Rickover said the Pentagon has authorized a fleet of 69 nuclear attack submarines, but plans to finance only two & year in 1969 and 1970. Los Angeles Unit Drops Gun Curbs LOS ANGELES (AP) - Plans to draft a gun-control law have been dropped by county supervi sors in Los Angetes where Sen Robert F. Kennedy was shot to death. The supervisors were advise< by the county counsel Tuesday that only state or federal legis Jation could be effective. Super visor Ernest E. Debs said, "I would be ridiculous for th county and its 77 cities to adop individual ordinances." wtunism." He told the three- udge panel and a jury of four nen and two women that from 84 onward his only link with he party was payment of membership dues. Judge Hans Barth asked most f the questions, addressing the white-haired witness as "Dr. Kiesinger" and "Mr. Federal Chancellor." 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