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Three Ex-nazis, Charged with Organizing Massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, Go on Trial

Three former Nazi police officials, charged with having organized the massacre of 33, 771 Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine went on trial today in Regensburg. The defendants are Major Engelbert Kreuzer, 57; Major Martin Besser, 79; and Sgt. Fritz Forberg, 65, all of the 45th Police Battalion. Rene Rosenbauer, 82, regiment commander, was declared physically unfit to stand trial. The three were charged with having organized the executions in 1941 and with personally having killed some of them. The trial is expected to last three months.