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Gestapo Officer, Charged with Killing 56,000 Jews, Arrested in Germany

December 14, 1965
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A former SS colonel found working under an assumed name was under arrest today on charges of suspicion of responsibility in the deaths of 56,000 Polish and German Jews and an undetermined number of Polish slave laborers.

The State Criminal Office said Herbert Weygandt, 59, who was also a Gestapo officer during the war, was spotted in Wuppertal working as a salesman under the name of Heinrich Walter. He has been hiding under an alias for more than 20 years.

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