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State Prosecutor Demands Life Sentence for Former Treblinka Commander

A life sentence was demanded here today for Franz Stangl. former commander of the Treblinka death camp; who has been on trial since May 13th for complicity in the murders of a half million Jews in 1942-43. The sentence was demanded by Alfred Spies, State Prosecutor for Rhine-Westphalia. A verdict will be rendered on Dec. 18. Since the trial began seven months ago, hundreds of witnesses from Israel and America have testified against Stangl.