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Former Ss Man Gets Six Years’ Imprisonment for Ordering Deaths of 140

A Dusseldorf jury today sentenced a former SS man. Horst Huhn, to six years’ imprisonment at hard labor and five years’ loss of civil rights for ordering the deaths of 140 Jews, mostly women and children, in the Kiev district of the Ukraine in 1941. Huhn commanded an “Einsatzkommando” group.

Three former non-commissioned officers of the Nazi “Elite Guard” went on trial in Bochum yesterday on charges of responsibility for the deaths of 40,000 Polish Jews in Tarnow during World War II. The chief defendant is Karl Opperman, 61, accused of having killed 155 Jews personally and of having aided in the murder of 23,000 other ghetto inhabitants. His co-defendants are Gerhard Gaa, 63, an office clerk, and Georg Peter Libor, 55, a photographer.