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Germany Prepares for Two Major War Crimes Trials of Nazis Who Killed Jews

Plans were reported here today for two major war crimes trials, one for a group of Nazis who operated in the Lublin district in occupied Poland and the other for a group of 240 Nazis stationed in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Both are charged with mass-killing of Jews.

The trial of the Lublin group will begin here on October 30. The date for the other trial, on which 50 prosecutors have been working for eight years, will be held before the end of the year. Ten survivors of the Riga ghetto made depositions in London. One of them was the cinema actor, Joseph Dubin-Behrman, who also survived the Dondangen and Buchenwald death camps. The actor, who plays the role of a double agent in the film, “The Naked Runner,” said he based his character on his personal experiences with the Gestapo.