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First Israeli Sentenced to Death for Torturing Nazi Victims

January 7, 1952
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A Tel Aviv court this week-end meted out Israel’s first death sentence for “crimes against humanity ” when it condemned Yechezkiel Ingster, 40, to hang for torturing and beating inmates of Nazi concentration camps. The three-man court announced that it will ask the President of Israel to commute the death sentence because Ingster lost a leg during the war years and also suffers from a heart ailment.

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