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Hungarian War Criminal Gets Life Imprisonment in Rumania for Killing 3,000 Jews

Balasz Patocs, a Hungarian war criminal, was sentenced today to life imprisonment by a court in the Transylvanian town of Cluj, on charges of killing 3,000 Jews.

Although Patocs pleaded not guilty to the charges, he admitted in court that he one of the top leaders of the notorious Hungarian anti-Semitic organization, the Arrow Cross, Several witnesses testified, however, that after his appointment is commander of the ghetto in Salonta, the defendant embarked on a program of executing large numbers of Jews.