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Trial of Nazi Adjourned Indefinitely

August 29, 1985
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A former Nazi, who went on trial in April, charged with deporting French Jews to Auschwitz, was adjourned indefinitely today after new accusations were raised against him in court.

Count Modest Korff, a former Nazi SS captain, was charged with the deportation of 185 French Jews, to the Auschwitz concentration camp between June, 1942, and October, 1942, while he was stationed in Eastern France at Chalons-Sur-Marne.

New allegations that Korff also aided in the deportation of 36 Jews in March, 1943 were submitted by French Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld, a Jewish lawyer and co-plaintiff in the case, prompting the defense to adjourn the trial on the grounds that it was unprepared for the latest accusations. There has been no scheduled date for the resumption of the trial.

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