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Trial of “kapo” Opens in Israel; Charged with Beating Jews to Death in Nazi Camp

The trial of Jacob Honegmann, who was charged by Jews in Beersheba with committing cruelties against Jews in Nazi camps during the Hitler regime, started here today.

The accused was identified as a “Kapo” — an auxiliary policeman — in the Greiditz concentration camp. The charges against him include the beating of Jewish camp inmates to death and ordering other Jews under “death showers.” He is on trial in accordance with the law for the punishment of Nazis and their collaborators recently passed by the Israel parliament.