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Trial of Seven Policemen Opens in Paris; Charged with Torturing Jews Under Nazi Occupation

The trial of seven members of the Paris police force who during the occupation were members of the Jewish section of the Judicial Police opened today in a Seine district court.

The seven are charged with torturing Jews at the Drancy concentration camp, including a group of 40 lawyers. Many of the lawyers will appear as witnesses for the prosecution. The chief defendant, Inspector Lucien Grand, earned the nickname of the “one-armed torturer” at Drancy.