United States Yields Landsberg Prison to Germans
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United States Yields Landsberg Prison to Germans

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With only 28 hard-core former Nazis remaining in American custody, United States authorities have turned back to the German Government possession of most of the famous Landsberg Prison.

The 28 Nazis convicted of war crimes still imprisoned by the Americans are being held in one small wing of the prison which, for 11 years, had housed thousands of indicted or convicted war criminals. The Germans have refused to accept custody of the “hard-core” cases.

Landsberg was the scene of the hanging of 270 war criminals sentenced to death by the United States military tribunals between 1945 and 1950.

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