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Nazi Camp Commander Sentenced to Life for Murder of Jew

Ernst Heinrich Pramer, Nazi commander of a Jewish forced labor camp near Tarnopol, Poland, was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor by a German court at Oldenburg following his conviction on charges of murder, manslaughter and attempted murder of Jewish prisoners under his command. The court meted out the severest penalty allowed under German law.

Pramer was charged specifically with the killing of 184 Jews. Among the 29 witnesses who testified to his crimes were several surviving Jewish prisoners who had come from Israel and the United States to give testimony.