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French-jewish Inventor of Secret Weapon Tortured to Death by Nazis

August 2, 1942
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A French-Jewish professor who had perfected an invention of great military value was tortured to death by the Germans in a vain attempt to extort the secret from him, it was disclosed today by Paul Simon, a former Catholic deputy in the French parliament, speaking at Norwich.

The professor, whom Mr. Simon did not name, was first tortured by having his hands roasted over a slow fire, and when this failed his skull was crushed by slow pressure. He died, however, without divulging any information to the Nazis.

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