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Concentration Camp Guard, Now on Trial, Tells of Nazi Brutalities

A tale of systematic brutality practiced on Jewish and non-Jewish prisoners at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp was detailed in a German court here today at the trial of Gustay Sorge and Wilhelm Schubert, former SS guards at the camp.

Sorge told the camp that prisoners frequently died after two days of “shoe testing,” when they were shod in German army shoes and boots and forced to “march on the double” 128 miles a day. The Nazi also testified that guards punched and kicked new prisoners when they arrived in order to “take the starch out of them.”