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Head of Lodz Ghetto Who Sent 300,000 Jews to Death Goes on Trial Before Polish Court

Hans Biebov, former commander of the Lodz ghetto, who directed the execution of 300,000 Jews and also organized the Chelmno death camp, went on trial here today as a war criminal. His trial is expected to last one week.

One of the three judges is Michael Mirsky, chairman of the local Jewish committee. Jewish witnesses to be heard include a representative of the Jewish Historical Commission, which has in its possession most of the documents of the Lodz Nazi administration affecting Jews. In a statement to the court, Biebov, who was a wealthy Bremen merchant, said that he only carried out the orders of the Gestapo.

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