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Appeal 12-year Sentence Against Fritz Woehrn, Former Aide of Adolf Eichmann

The State Prosecutor in West Berlin has filed an appeal against the 12-year sentence imposed last week on Fritz Woehrn, former aide to Nazi deportation chief Adolf Eichmann, on mass murder charges. The prosecution had originally asked a life sentence for the 64-year-old man.

Justice authorities disclosed that the arrest last week of Wilhelm Ratke, on charges of participation in the mass murder of 1,000 Jewish women and children in Russia in 1941, is part of a wider investigation against SS (Elite Corps0 members involved in war crimes around Kiev.