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Russia Sentences Three Men to Death for Murdering 800 Jews

Three Nazi war criminals were sentenced to death, and a fourth to 15 years’ imprisonment at hard labor, after conviction by a Soviet court on charges of killing Jews and Russians in the Nazi-occupied Mogilev district during World War II, it was reported here today from Moscow.

The defendants were charged with deporting to death camps or personally killing 1,000 Russians and about 800 Jews. Those given the death sentence were identified as B. Zhuk, V. Krizel and A. Semeshko. F. Gulgale was given the prison sentence.