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Nazi Admits at German Trial He Selected Jews for Death, Shot Some

January 23, 1967
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Willi Schulz, a former Nazi policeman, admitted yesterday at his war crimes trial in Detnold that he had personally shot Jews, but “only a maximum” of three. The 71-year-old Nazi, who is charged with multiple wartime murders of Jews, said he had been stationed in a forced labor camp in Mogilev in occupied Russia, where he guarded 150 prisoners.

He testified that, after the assassination of an SS leader, the Germans ordered reprisals and that he selected 50 Jews in the camp and directed their executions. He said that, when a German policeman was killed by the underground, he selected 25 more Jews who were shot. He admitted he had directed those killings as well. The prosecution also accused Schulz of participation in the murder of at least 30 Jews in March 1942, at Grodsjanka.

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