WASHINGTON (Aug. 29)
Vasily Dolin, a member of the Nazi security police during the German invasion of Eastern Europe, was executed by a firing squad in Leningrad today for murder and torture of Soviet citizens, the Tass News Agency reported here. Tass said Dolin’s crimes took place in Estonia and in the vicinity of Leningrad. His appeal was denied by a Soviet tribunal because of the “gravity of the crimes committed.”
The execution was another in a series of severe punishments meted out to persons who collaborated with the Nazi SS and Gestapo actions. Yesterday, Moscow reported that eight Russian “Quislings” — convicted of serving with the Nazis and carrying out mass murders — were executed by other firing squads.
Although there was no mention of Jews in the dispatch, it was believed here that the victims who were killed in the mass murders were mostly Jews. The eight “Quislings, ” all Russians of German descent, were found guilty of massacres in which more than 3, 600 people had died. Three other “Quislings” were jailed for 15 years.