Polish Courts Doom Three for Crimes Against Jews During German Occupation
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Polish Courts Doom Three for Crimes Against Jews During German Occupation

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Three former Nazis were this week sentenced to death for various crimes against Jews by courts in Warsaw and Pomerania.

In this city, Walter Flos, a Dutch citizen who joined the Gestapo in Holland in 1941, was condemned for activities which led to the murder of a number of Jewish prisoners in Nazi death camps. He was a kennel master at the Dachau, Oswiecim and Buchenwald camps where his dogs were used to track down and tear to bits escaped prisoners or prisoners who had incurred the displeasure of the Germans.

Another court in Warsaw doomed Luize Buch-Lehman, a former supervisor at the Ravensbrueck extermination camp for women. At her trial a number of witnesses acused her of personally killing Jewish prisoners.

The Pomeranian court condemned Konstanty Goizewski, a Pole, who served with the Gestapo in Vilna. He was found guilty of having executed members of YIVO, the Jewish scientific institute, in Vilna. Among his victims was Noah Prilutzky, famous Jewish writer.

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