Government Criticized for Permitting Schacht to Land in Israel

Publié le par Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jerusalem, Nov. 26 (JTA) – The Israel Government was sharply criticized in Parliament today for permitting Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, former member of the Hitler Government in Germany, to land in Israel this morning. Herut deputies wanted to know why Dr. Schacht was not arrested as a "war criminal" when he landed at the Lydda airport. The, Speaker of the Parliament promised a reply by the government.

Government Criticized for Permitting Schacht to Land in Israel

Dr. Schacht landed on a Dutch plane en route from Indonesia to Germany. He spent 30 minutes at the Lydda airport restaurant and was interviewed by reporters. He confirmed that he had collaborated with Hitler for many years, but said he had broken with the Nazis since World War II. "Germany never refused to pay indemnification to war victims and is also prepared to pay it to the Jews." he stated. "However, the Jews and the Government of Israel must first establish their stand and state their demands. Germany will readily pay according to her possibilities, which, as known, are not large," he added. He explained that Germany's financial and economic position is almost hopeless.

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