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Gestapo General Who Suppressed Warsaw Ghetto Revolt Goes on Trial

July 18, 1962
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Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, a former SS general who headed a special task force to kill Jews and partisans in Nazi-occupied Poland, went on trial today on charges of killing seven political opponents of the Nazi regime in 1933.

Bach-Zelewski, who was also implicated in the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto revolt in 1943, is already serving a four-and-a-half year prison term for murdering some of Hitler’s opponents in 1934. Five other former SS leaders are on trial with him at Nuremberg.

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