Nazi Guard Admits at Trial He Might Have Killed Jews in Camp
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Nazi Guard Admits at Trial He Might Have Killed Jews in Camp

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A written confession signed by Wilheim Schubert, in which the former Sachsenhausen camp guard admitted he might have been guilty of the murders of Jewish and political prisoners, created a minor sensation yesterday when it was read at the trial of Schubert and his fellow-guard, Gustav Sorge.

Prior to the reading of the confession, Schubert had emphatically and consistently denied prosecution witness testimony that he had beaten and killed camp inmates. In the confession, the former guard admitted that “things might have happened the way the prosecution; claims, “but added that he could not “remember actual details.”

He also said, in the confession, that he had called prosecution witnesses “liars” and “Jewish conspirators” because he felt “ashamed” of the acts he did remember committing.

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