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  • Germans Doomed by Stettin Court for Murder and Betrayal of Polish Jews

    Crestaw Stolarski, former block-leader in the Austalian death camp Ebensee, has been sentenced to death by hanging, it was announced (##)re. Similar sentences were imposed on Hans Schroder, leader of the labor camp at (##)ttin, Alphonse Pietrushevski, an official of the Mauthausen Camp and Antonina Koto(##)z, Bruno Ciepikowski and Karl Lehrke, who betrayed Jews to… More ▸

  • Former Theresienstadt Commander Escapes from American Prison Camp in Austria

    Anton Burger, former commander of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, has escaped from an American prison camp at Glasenbach, near Salzburg, it was reported here today. The trial of 31 camp guards and doctors at the Buchenwald camp has reopened before an American military court at Dachau. It was postponed on June 16 to permit defense… More ▸

  • Gestapo Officer Who Murdered 16 Jews Sentenced to Death by American Military Court

    Karl Schoepperle, a Gestapo officer convicted of having flogged 16 Jews to death and having murdered a number of other concentration camp prisoners, has been sentenced to death by an American military court here. Schoepperle was commandant of a section of the Mauthausen death camp known as “Linz Three.” Four other camp officials were also… More ▸

  • Mander of Jewish Concentration Camps in Slovakia Sentenced to 30 Years Imprisonment

    Imrich Vasina, a former commander of Jewish concentration camps in Bratislava and in Sered, Slovakia, was sentenced today to thirty ## imprisonment by the National Court in Bratislava. Thousands of Czechs and Jews from all parts of Czechoslovakia made a pilgrim## this week to Terezin, the fortress town which was converted by the Nazis into… More ▸

  • Czechoslovak Court Dooms Karl Rahm, Ex-commandant of Theresienstadt Ghetto

    Karl Rahm, ex-commander of the Theresienstadt ghetto, was today condemned to death by a Peoples Court in Litomerice. Rahm, who in the beginning maintained that the Gestapo was responsible for all activities within the ghetto, finally confessed to having participated in the planning, construction and use of poison gas chambers in which Jews and Czech… More ▸

  • Commandant Admits Guilt in Gassing of Jewish Czech Prisoners

    Karl Rahm, former commandant of the Theresienstadt camp, today admitted responsibility for the construction and use of gas chambers to ## Jews and Czech political prisoners during his trial on war crimes charges before a Peoples Court in Litmerice. At first Rabm denied having taken part in the ## of Jews, but charged his testimony… More ▸

  • Hoess Confirms Jewish Historian’s Testimony That 1,500,000 Jews Murdered at Oswiecim

    Rudolf Hoess, former commandant of the Oswiecim death camp, on trial here for murdering 4,000,000 persons many of whom were Jews, today confirmed testimony by Dr. J.M. Blumenthal, director of the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, that approximately 1,500,000 Jews were exterminated at Oswiecim. Hoess, who has been described as “the greatest mass murderer in… More ▸