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Nazi Officers Admit in Court Their Participation in Mass Murder of Vilna Jews

Martin Weiss, former Gestapo officer who is now on trial here, admitted in court that 6,000 Jews were killed in the Vilna ghetto during the time he headed a Gestapo security unit there, from 1941 to 1943.

August Hering, Weiss’ co-defendant and a Gestapo officer, confessed that he participated in the slaughter of 4,000 Jews in Vilna. The prosecutor said that 30,000 Jews were murdered in that city during the period when the two Gestapo officers were responsible for selecting Jews for extermination.