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High Gestapo Official to Go on Trial for Killing 300, 000 Jews

July 8, 1964
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The Munich Prosecutor’s office said today that former SS General Karl Wolff, one-time chief of Gestapo head Heinrich Himmler’s personal staff, will go on trial here next Monday on charges of complicity in the wartime murders of 300, 000 Jews in occupied countries.

A witness who said yesterday at the trial of 22 former Auschwitz murder camp personnel in Frankfurt that he had lied in testimony against two of the defendants is expected to be charged with giving false evidence, court officials indicated today.

Rudolf Kauer, 62, an engineer, said he had been drunk when he testified in pretrial hearings that Wilhelm Boger and Klaus Dylewski had participated in many killings at the camp. He also said he had been “full of hatred” when he gave that testimony. He had been an inmate in the camp for several years.

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