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Ex-nazi Sentenced in Germany for Torturing Jews in Coburg

A German court has handed down a seven-month prison sentence to a one-time Gestapo corporal whom it found guilty of “barbarous, despicable and under-handed” actions in the treatment of Jews in the city of Coburg during the Nazi regime.

The defendant, Herman Krehl, was also found guilty of attempted blackmail. His crimes went back to a period even before Hitler came to power since he was a police sergeant in Coburg during the mid-twenties when the city had a Nazi municipal administration.