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Wanted Nazi Samuel Kunz dies in Germany

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(JTA) — Samuel Kunz, one of the world’s most wanted Nazis, died in Germany before he could be brought to trial.

Kunz, 89, who was charged earlier this year with assisting in the murder of 430,000 Jews during the Holocaust, died Nov. 18, the court in the German city of Bonn said Monday, according to reports.

He was No. 3 on The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of most wanted Nazi war criminals.

Kunz allegedly assisted in murdering Jews at the Belzec death camp, and also was accused of taking victims from trains, pushing them into gas chambers and throwing victims’ bodies into mass graves.

Kunz’s activities were revealed during investigations into John Demjanjuk, who is on trial in Munich for allegedly helping to kill 27,900 Jews.

No trial date had been set for Kunz, who was behind only Sandor Kepiro of Hungary and Milivoj Asner of Austria on the Most Wanted list.
 

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