Iugoslav Ustashi Leader Admits in War Crimes Trial He Gassed Thousands of Jews
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Iugoslav Ustashi Leader Admits in War Crimes Trial He Gassed Thousands of Jews

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Ante Vrban, a wartime loader of a terrorist Ustashi “band of 90 members, now standing trial here on charges of “crimes against the state,” admitted today that he was responsible for the murder of a large number of Jewish children between the ages of one and 10 during the war.

The Croat leader confessed that he participated in the extermination in Yugoslavia of thousands of Jews and gypsies during the Nazi occupation period. Most of his victims, he said, perished in gas chambers.

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