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East Germany Reports Execution of Auschwitz ‘selection’ Physician

Dr. Horst Fischer, 53, a member of Hitler’s SS and a former Auschwitz concentration camp doctor, has been executed in East Germany for “crimes against humanity,” the A.D.N., official East German news agency, reported. The report said he was sentenced to death by the East German Supreme Court March 25, however it did not reveal when the execution took place.

Dr. Fischer was accused of selecting for extermination with Zyklon B gas tens of thousands of inmates of the Auschwitz camp between November, 1942 and January, 1945. When he was arrested last year, he was practicing medicine as a country doctor under an assumed name.