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NAZI CHIEFS IN GAOL Former Leaders Flown To Nuremburg N.Z. Press Association— Copyright Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 14. Von Papen, von Ribbentrop, Goering, Jodl, Keitel, Ley. Stricher and Rosenberg were flown to Nuremburg on Saturday from an Army interrogation centre at Luxemburg and placed in Nuremburg gaol ready to face their trial as war criminals. , . An official announcement states that the Attorney-General, Mr. Hartley Shawcross, has been appointed] chief prosecutor for the United Kingdom for the investigation of charges and the prosecution of major war criminals under the agreement which the British, American, French and Russian Governments signed on August 8 , Von Lindleiner, allegedly commandant of Stalag Luft 111.,, near Breslau. where the mass shooting of 50 R.A.F. officers took place, and his No. 1 lieutenant, S.S. Oberfuehrer Behrens, were delivered to a London reception camp for war criminals, reports the Daily Express. Repatriated officers gave the Government the names of the commandant and others responsible for the shooting. Mr. Eden said at the time of the shooting that the foul criminals responsible would be tracked down and brought to exemplary justice. Dr. Geroe, Austrian Minister of Justice, said that Guido Schmidt, "the man who, as Foreign Minister in 1936, sold Austria to Hitler, is still free in his lakeside villa in the American occupied zone. Schmidt is, living on the money he made as president of the Skoda works, Pilsen a job with which Hitler rewarded him.

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AWAITING TRIAL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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AWAITING TRIAL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945