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Rumanian Minister for Jewish Affairs Among 13 War Criminals Sentenced to Death

Radu Lecca, former Minister for Jewish Affairs, in the pro-Nazi Antonesc regime, was among the twelve Rumanian war criminals who, together with former Premier Ion Antonescu, were sentenced to death by a People’s Court over the week-end.

It is expected that the thirteen condemned men will appeal for a pardon. If Premier Petre Groza and Defense Minister Gen. Vasiliu Rascanu forward a request for pardon to the King the sentence could be changed to life imprisonment.