Ex-nazi Sentenced to Five Years in Germany for Killing Jews
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Ex-nazi Sentenced to Five Years in Germany for Killing Jews

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Erich Schemel, 43, a former member of the Nazi SS who later became a West German border guard, was sentenced here this weekend to five years’ imprisonment, after being convicted of helping to murder at least 14 Jews who were too weak to participate in a forced march. The outrage occurred in 1945.

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