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3 Ex-na Zis to Go on Trial

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Hundreds of French Jews are preparing to attend the trial of three former Nazis, including Kurt Lishka the former Paris area Gestapo chief, when it opens tomorrow in Cologne, West Germany. Lishka and his two accomplices, Herbert Hagen and Ernst Heinrichson, are charged with the forced deportation of more than 50,000 Jews from France, most of whom never returned.

Lishka, who has been living quietly in Cologne since the end of the war, has become a symbol for many French Jews of unpunished and-unrepentant former Nazis. Lishka had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a French court in absentia but had escaped trial in Germany till now due to a technicality.

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