Nazi Concentration Camp Commander Condemned to Death for Burning Jews Alive
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Nazi Concentration Camp Commander Condemned to Death for Burning Jews Alive

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Count Walter Erich von Polshauzen, former commandant of the Radegoszoza concentration camp, near Lodz, has been condemned to death by a Lodz court for ordering the burning alive of 2,500 Jews.

Pelshauzen ordered the camp buildings burned to the ground after the Jews had been locked inside. The massacre occurred a few hours before a liberating Red Army column captured the camp. Prisoners who attempted to flee the flames were shot down by machine guns.

In Warsaw, a Polish baker, Waclaw Zeman, was found guilty of denouncing Jews to the Gestapo during the occupation, and was sentenced to hanging.

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