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German Court to Try Nazis Charged with Destruction of Synagogues in 1938 Pogrom

March 25, 1946
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Germans accused of anti-Jewish activities will be tried before a German court here this week, in the first legal action by Germans against Germans since the collapse of the Nazi regime.

The defendants who are charged with burning down the Weissenburg synagogue in the 1938 pogroms, are forty Nazis, including the district gauleiter and other local officials. They have been in American custody for several months. The trial, which will open on Tuesday, is expected to last three weeks. It will be conducted by the county court with headquarters at Nuremberg, which will move here for the occasion.

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