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Former German Soldiers Go on Trial for Killing 75-150 Jewish Prisoners

Two former German soldiers went on trial here on charges of having deliberately murdered between 75 and 150 Soviet-Jewish prisoners of war in the Russian village of Ababasch during World War II. Twenty-eight witnesses will be called to testify in the trial which is expected to last until the end of June. The defendants are Georg Graber. 76, a schoolmaster who was company commander at the time of the murders and Otto Kempf, 68, who, the prosecution said, gave the order to shoot the Jews.