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Six Nazi Leaders Charged with Killing 11,000 Jews; Trial Scheduled

Six former leaders of Hitler’s SS elite guard were indicted today on charges of murder or complicity in the murder of 11,000 Jews during World War II. They were arrested in February 1959 and have been in pre-trial detention since. The trial is expected to start in the Spring.

The indictment was filed by West Berlin’s Public Prosecutor. Those indicted are former S.S. Col. Alfred Filbert, 56, manager of a West Berlin bank; Gerhard Schneider of Lower Saxony, Bodo Stuck, former Hanover police commissioner; Wilhelm Greiffenberger of Bavaria; Konrad Fiebig of Munich, and Heinrich Tunnert, former managing director of the Oldenburg Chamber of Commerce.