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12 Years’ Imprisonment for Former Ss Captain; Murdered Several Thousand Jews

Fritz Woehrn, 65, a former captain in the Nazi SS, was sentenced in West Berlin yesterday to 12 years’ imprisonment for the murder of several thousand Jews in Auschwitz. The prosecution’s case had included the charge that Woehrn had incarcerated in Auschwitz the secretary of a Jewish hospital in Berlin when he found she was not wearing a yellow Star of David. Woehrn was being retried on new evidence after a previous acquittal. Dr. Bruno Berger, who assisted SS chieftain Heinrich Himmler, was sentenced in Frankfurt yesterday to three years’ imprisonment. Wolf Dieter-Wolff, an SS aide charged with complicity in the murder of 86 Jews, was released when the Frankfurt court ruled the accusations had been made too late.

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