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Ex-nazi Sentenced to Hard Labor for Murdering Jews in Poland

Oskar Waltke, 56, a former SS sergeant, was sentenced today to eight years of hard labor in prison here on conviction of complicity in the murder of four Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland during the war. He had pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and complicity to murder Jews in the Lvov Ghetto from 1942 to 1944.

Hyman Weisenthal, a former Lvov architect who is now director of the Vienna Document Center and author of “I Hunted Eichmann,” testified he had watched Waltke arrange transports from the ghetto to a nearby labor camp and that Waltke, now a Hanover businessman, was known to the ghetto prisoners as one of the cruelest of the SS men.