HANOVER (Oct. 29)
Four former SS and police guards were convicted today of complicity in the wartime slaughter of more than 5, 000 Jews in occupied Poland and were sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. A fifth defendant killed himself shortly before the trial opened.
The four former Nazis were found guilty in the four-month trial of rounding up and deporting the victims from the Wlodawa Ghetto to the Sobibor death camp. The five-year term was imposed on Anton Mueller, 56, former SS trooper. Former police officer Josef Schmidt, 66, was given two-and-a-half years. Former police officer Luitpold Fuhrmann, 66, and former SS guard Adolf Schaub, 51, each received two-year terms.