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Two Rumanian Generals, Jewish Official Get Life Terms for Murder of Jews in Ukraine

Two former Rumanian generals and a Jewish community council official in a Ukrainian town during the war have been sentenced to life imprisonment following their conviction on charges of responsibility for the extermination of “tens of thousands of Jewish deportees and Soviet civilians” in the Berezovca-Mostovoi area of the Ukraine, which was occupied by the Rumanian army.

The generals were Mihai Iliescu and Nicolae Vladesou and the Jew was Bruno Grossu, president of the community council. Seven other Rumanian army officers received life terms, while 12 others received terms varying from eight to 20 years at hard labor. During the trial, the prosecution stated that the victims of the massacre “were so numerous and the bodies were dispersed over so large an area” that no reliable estimate of the number has yet been made.