Mgr. Johann Neuhausler, Prelate of His Holiness and a Member of the Munich Chapter, spoke to Germany last week over the Vatican Radio, Mgr. Neuhausler had been imprisoned in Dachau.
In his broadcast he said:
In the last few days of April, when the U.S. Army was steadily approach
ing Munich, all so-called ' special prisoners ' in Dachau con.sentration camp, in all some 150 people of over twenty nationalities, were transferred first to Innsbruck in the Tyrol and later on to Niederdorf in Pusterthal. After some days crowded with discomfort and uncertainty, a considerable improvement-took Place on April 29. At the request of high military personages who had also been dragged off, the German Wehrmacht took over our protection and shortly afterwards transferred us to the beautiful mountain hotel, Prax am Wildsee. Five days later, the U.S. Army arrived there to take over our protection : they looked after us very well. On May 8 they brought us by car to Verona, on May 9 by air to Naples. and on Ascension Day to Capri, where we were comfortably lodged in a hotel in Anacapri. On behalf of all of us. I can assure you that we are looked after very well indeed in every respect."
Mgr. Neuhausler then gave the names of Germans and Hungarians who had arrived safely at the same destination. They included Richard Schrrtitz, former Burgomaster of Vienna, and Kurt von Schuschnigg, formerly Austrian Chancellor, with -his wife and child. Mgr. Neuhausler added: " I personally take great satisfaction in being allowed to say a few words of comfort to our beloved German homeland and my s'orely tried compatriots, from this place from which strength and encouragement for the ideals of our Christian faith came to us so often during the last twelve years.
" In future let us cherish these ideals all the more and live tip to them, and thus make our contribution to the difficult reconstruction of our fatherland. Let us adopt for this task the watchword on the grave of the Second Apostle of Germany. 'Christo, Mariae, Petro