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French Court Imposes Death Sentence on German Officer Who Escorted Jews to Daceau

February 27, 1950
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Former German captain Friedrich Dietrich, who in 1944 escorted a convoy of more than 2,500 Jewish deportoes to the Dachan death camp, was sentenced to death here yesterday.

During the trial it was revealed that 130 Jews were crowded into trucks designed to carry eight horses. No water or food was given to them during the four-day journey to Dachau, in which Dietrich participated as a convoy member. Most of the Jews who survived the trip went insane, it was established. The defendant, the court was told, refused to allow the Red Cross to distribute food to the Jews which had been prepared for them in Pressburg.

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