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Charges of Shooting Jews Dropped

German prosecutors have decided that a former politician will not stand trial for the 1941 shooting of six Jews in Ukraine.

Citing a lack of evidence in Germany in Ukraine, prosecutors in Frankfurt dropped the charges against Gustav Just, an author and former member of Germany’s Social Democratic Party.

Just resigned from the Brandenburg state Parliament when the investigation was announced in March 1992. At that time, he had acknowledged that as a 20-year- old Wehrmacht soldier, he had obeyed orders and took part in the shooting of Jews in Ukraine.