Ex-gestapo Chief Sentenced to Death in France; Killed French Jews

A 50-year-old former Gestapo chief in Orleans, found guilty of having caused the deaths of “innumerable” French Jews and resistance fighters during the Nazi regime, in 1943 and 1944, was sentenced to death here yesterday by a French military tribunal. The man is Francis Reimeringer, a native of Alsace-Lorraine who, during his checkered career, has held French and German nationality, and finally became a citizen of the Republic of Guinea.

He was caught in France, while changing airplanes on his way to Geneva to represent Guinea at an international conference. Guinea had employed him as a “technical adviser.”

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