Trial of 10 Nazis Who Killed Jews in Tarnopol Opened in Germany

Ten former Nazis went on trial here today on charges of participation in wartime murders of Jews in occupied Tarnopol in Poland. The principal defendant is Herman Mueller, 56, who was head of the Nazi elite guard troops in Tarnopol. About 100 witnesses, most of them from Poland and the United States, will give evidence at the trial which is expected to last about six months.

Elsewhere in West Germany trials of Nazi criminals are scheduled to open shortly. In Osnabrueck, Northern Germany, former members of the “Adolf Hitler Banner Brigade” will go on trial for the murder of Jews in Italy, while at Sapor, former Nazi leaders charged with the mass murder of Jews in Byelorussia and Eastern Poland during 1941-1942 will be tried.

The League of Human Rights in West Germany and the Organization of Political, Racial and Religious Persecutes joined today in protests to the Mayor of Rendsburg against a planned meeting in the North German town of former Waffen SS men. The meeting of the former members of SS troops who had active duty in the war is scheduled for next Sunday.

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