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October 18, 2001
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A French appeals court found a former doctor at the Auschwitz death camp guilty of supporting Nazi war crimes and inciting racial hatred. But the court also ruled Wednesday that Hans Munch, 89, should not be sentenced because he is senile. In 1998, Munch told a French radio station that gypsies killed in the Nazi gas chambers had been “miserable nothings” who had let their children starve to death at Auschwitz. “It was the only solution, sending them to the gas chambers,” he said at the time.

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