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Nazi Serving Life Term in Dutch Prison to Be Transferred to Germany

The Dutch Parliament approved today by a large majority a decision of Justice Minister Ivo Samkalden to transfer temporarily the ailing German war criminal Willy Lages to a West German hospital.

The 64-year-old former Nazi is serving a life term in Breeda prison on conviction of aiding in the deportation of 70,000 Jews from Holland to Nazi death camps during the war. The Liberal Party, the Farmers Party and the Communists opposed the temporary transfer.