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German Prosecutor Asks Life Imprisonment for Seven of 15 Nazis Charged with Murder

The State Prosecutor here has demanded life imprisonment at hard labor for seven of 15 accused in the “Stanislaw trial” now before a jury.

The defendants were accused of the murder of 120,000 Jews in Stanislaw, East Galicia, during the war. This sentence was requested for Hans Krueger, 58, former chief of the security police in Stanislaw, on 12 counts of murder; Heinrich Schott, 67, 16 counts of murder; Ernst Varschmin, five counts of murder; Franz Mause, 56, four counts of murder; Werner Hagemann, 55, two counts of murder; Alfred Hass, 61, and Josef Taus, 60.

For six others, the prosecutor asked for sentences ranging from three years to six and a half years imprisonment for complicity in murder. For one, the prosecutor made no specific request for imprisonment, and for the remaining one he suggested acquittal.