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Three Nazis Go on Trial Today for Killing 30,000 Jews and Russians

Three more ex-Nazis, charged with having murdered 30, 000 Jews and Russian prisoners of war during World War II, will go on trial tomorrow at Tubingen. They were indicted for the murders committed in 1943 at the Ctuttnof concentration camp, near Danzig. The men are Otto Karl Knott, Otto Haupt and Bernhard Ludtke.

At the trial of 22 former Auschwitz administrators and medical personal which has been under way in Frankfurt since last December, the court yesterday heard a Czecho-slovakian post office worker, Victor Lederer, describe how the Nazis mutilated men and women at the Auschwitz death camp. During the session, the court revealed that it has asked the Soviet Union to make available the 40-volume Auschwitz “death register” in possession of the USSR. The request had been sent to Prof. Nicolai Alexeyev, dean of the law faculty at Leningrad University.

In West Berlin, yesterday, Willi Kirschke, 46, a West German businessman, was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment and a fine of 600 marks ($250) for making an anti-Semitic remark. He was convicted of calling a woman “a dirty Jew.”

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