Former Official of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Executed in Czechoslovakia

R. Burian, wartime inspector of the “small fortress” at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, was executed today several hours after having been sentenced to death by a war crimes court.

Burian was found guilty of personally beating and torturing many inmates in the camp. Dr. Ladislav Steiner, one of 40 former inmates who testified against Burian revealed that the defendant had whipped him so badly that he is now a permanent invalid.

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