Third Dutch War Criminal Discovered Living in West Germany

A third Dutch war criminal has been discovered living in West Germany, following the discovery of Siert Bruins a few weeks ago and of Wilhelm Bos this week. The man now discovered is Jan Hajo Klim, 68, who has been living only a few kilometers across the Dutch-West German border for the past 30 years.

He was sentenced to death in absentia in 1948 and arrested in West Germany the next year and extradited to Holland where, after a new trial, he was sentenced to II years imprisonment. After serving four years of this sentence he managed to escape across the West German border. Klim operated in the same northeastern area of The Netherlands during the Nazi occupation as Bruins and Bos.

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