The Soviet public resolutely protests against West German Government's decision to stop prosecuting Nazi war criminals, as of May 8, 1965, for their monstrous crimes against humanity.
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Background: The Soviet public resolutely protests against West German Government's decision to stop prosecuting Nazi war criminals, as of May 8, 1965, for their monstrous crimes against humanity.
The attempt of Bonn authorities to grant an amnesty to Nazi murderers was discussed at a Moscow press conference held on January 29. The conference was opened by the chairman of the Soviet War Veterans Committee, Marshal Timoshenko.
The Soviet Union's Prosecutor General, Mr. Rudenko, who was this country's chief prosecutor at the Nurenberg Trial, brought a number of important arguments proving that Bonn's decision contradicts to both international law and the existing West German legislation.
Speaking at the conference were: a former inmate of the Auschwitz concentration camp, professor of history Mishin, a member of the Special State Commission of the USSR which investigated Nazi war crimes in 1941-44, Mr. Korshuk, the chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, and the chairman of the Section of Law of the Union of Soviet Friendship societies, Mr. Smirnov.
The participants of the conference replied to numerous questions from Soviet and foreign newsmen.