Ex-nazi Sentenced to Six Years of Hard Labor for Killing Jews

Wilhelm Doering, a former SS officer who was Criminal Investigation Department chief of Siegburg after the war, was sentenced today by a Jury court to six years at hard labor on conviction of complicity in the murder of 667 Jews in Russia during the war.

The prosecution, in demanding a term of 12 years for the former Nazi, stressed that in view of the extent of the crimes, the sentence could have only a symbolic effect. The defense had pleaded for acquittal on grounds that Doering had “acted in an emergency.”

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