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Nazi Concentration Camp Guards Sentenced in Two Ba Varian Trials

November 23, 1956
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A local court has imposed a sentence of six years at hard labor upon Willy Bach, former “chief of cross-examinations” in the Dachau concentration camp, after finding him guilty of “forcible extortion of testimony.” A former Dachau inmate had accidentally recognized Bach last year in the small Southwest German town of Lahr.

In nearby Memmingen, an identical sentence was pronounced in the case of Rudolf Pinhammer, who was shown to have shot two Dutch concentration camp inmates a few weeks before the end of the war in 1945.

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