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12 Ex-nazis on Trial for Killing Thousands of Jews in Sobibor Camp

Twelve ex-Nazis went on trial here today on charges of helping to kill thousands of Jews at the Sobibor concentration camp, near Lublin, Poland, during the Second World War.

Among the defendants is Hermann Lambert, who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment last week for his role in the mass killing of Jews at the Treblinka death camp. Another defendant, Kurt Bolender, 53, is charged with at least 360 murders and complicity in 86,000 others. Karl Frenzel, 54, is accused of 42 murders and 250,000 counts of complicity. Franz Wolf, 52, is charged with one murder and complicity in 115,000 others.

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