One German War Criminal Gets Life Sentence, Another Given 15 Years

Two SS officers were sentenced today for their role in the murder of victims during World War II in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Former SS lieutenant Anton Streitweise, 50, received a life sentence. At the end of World War II, he deserted from his post to escape capture, wearing a U.S. uniform, Karl Schulze, 65, received a sentence of 15 years. He headed the political department of the concentration camp. He was arrested in 1945 but was freed by Americans who did not know his true identity.

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