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War Criminal Charged with Exterminating Jews Escapes in Warsaw on Way to His Trial

Janusz Fitkan, a Polish war criminal charged with participating in the extermination of Jews in the Treblinka death camp, escaped this week while en route from jail to the courtroom where he was to be tried, it was revealed here today.

The Czenstochowa district court today sentenced three young Poles to various terms of imprisonment for murdering a Jewish family named Hershkowitz in Czenstochowa. Those sentenced were Feliks Walarowski, 17; Janusz Szewczyk, 19, and Zygfried Sikorski, 19. The murdered family was one of a group of repatriated Jews who had returned to their pre-war homes in Czenstochowa.

A hitherto unknown mass-grave of 18,000 Jews massacred by the Nazis has been discovered in the vicinity of Walbrzych, formerly the German city of Waldenburg, in Silesia