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Nazi Guard Sentenced in Germany for Killing Jews in Buchenwald

For killing 21 Jewish prisoners in the Buchenwald concentration camp in one day in November, 1939, a former Master Sergeant in the S. S. has been sentenced to nine years in jail by a German court at the nearby town of Waldshut.

The victims were massacred “in retaliation” for an unsuccessful attempt to kill Hitler with a bomb in a Munich beer hall, although it was never alleged that Jews in general or these victims in particular had anything to do with the bombing. The S.S. Sergeant, Johannes Jaenisch, was a concentration camp guard at the time of the murders. The court found him guilty of “participation in murder” and mistreating prisoners.