S.s. Leader Who Commanded Ghetto Hanged in Czechoslovakia for Crimes Against Jews

An Austrian S.S. leader named Knollmayer, who was vice-commander of the concentration camp at Sered, was hanged today following his conviction by a People’s Court at Bratislava. Knollmayer, 24, achieved notoriety in 1944 when he shot and killed the rabbi of Piestany and other Jews.

Meanwhile, the long-drawn-out trial of Anton Vasek, Slovak puppet official, is nearing an end, with the prosecution demanding the death penalty and the defense pleading for clemency on the grounds that not all the Jews in Slovakia were killed.

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