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Gestapo Officer, Eichmann Pal, Goes on Trial for Killing 3, 000

Albert Rapp, the 45-year-old former Gestapo officer who headed the notorious special 7-A Nazi extermination squad, went on trial here today for the murder of 3, 000 Jews, Gypsies and Russians, many of them women and children, in the Klincy region of Russia during the Second World War.

Rapp, who was a close friend of Adolf Eichmann, lived under a false name in Essen as editor-in-chief of a publishing firm, until he was found three years ago; About 100 witnesses will testify in the trial.