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Former Nazi, in Second Trial, Gets Life Imprisonment for Killing 12,000 Jews

A 69-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for his participation in the mass shooting of 12,000 Jews in Lida, White Russia in May, 1942. Leopold Windisch was found guilty by a jury in Mainz for his part in the killing. He was also alleged to have summoned a special commando unit to execute 86 witnesses to the massacre. This was Mr. Windisch’s second trial. The first trial was held in 1967 but a new trial was required because of procedural errors.