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Two Ex-nazi Leaders Sentenced to Jail for Destroying Synagogue

A local court has imposed a 14-month jail term on Walter Kolle, former Nazi boss of Wittlich country in the Eifel Mountains, for ordering and supervising the destruction of the Wittlich synagogue in the November pogroms of 1938. A second defendant, former brown shirt leader Fritz Ancel, was given 13 months.

After the war, Kolie assumed a false identity and posed as a boarder of his own wife. He was not molested until he sent a rabidly Pro-Nazi letter to an illustrated magazine, which traced him and then exposed him in its columns.