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Life Imprisonment Asked for Two Ex-nazis Charged with Killing Jews

Life imprisonment for two ex-Nazis accused of mass murders of Jews, Russians and Poles during World War II, and five-year prison terms for two alleged accomplices, were demanded by the State prosecutor here today at the conclusion of a three-week long trial.

The life sentences were sought for Otto Bradfish, accused of having been the leader of a Nazi execution squad that murdered 19,000 Russians and Jews; and former SS Major Wilhelm Schultze, charged with executing 2,600 persons in Poland and Russia. The shorter prison terms were asked by the prosecutor for Carl Ruhrberg, charged with participation in the murder of 1,100 persons; and Oskar Winkler, accused of participating in the execution of 900. A fifth man accused of having been a participant in this group, Guether Stroh, was acquitted for lack of evidence.