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Lithuanian Officials, Tried for Torturing Jews, Are Acquitted

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Police officials of Mariampol, charged with torturing Jewish prisoners, were acquitted by the Kovno court. Publication of the proceedings of the trial was prohibited by the censor.

Testimony presented at the trial brought out that one Jewish prisoner was so badly tortured he had to be taken to a hospital. Later he had to be committed to an insane asylum. Another prisoner testified that the officials had declared: “We torture you like you tortured Christ.” He was forced to undress and stand outdoors in freezing weather. Others were subjected to electric shocks.