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Rome Court. Rejects Amnesty Petition for Nazi Who Massacred Jews

February 18, 1960
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A Rome court dismissed today a petition for amnesty from former SS Col. Herbert Kappler who is serving a life term for responsibility for the Ardeatine Cave Massacre in which hundreds of Jews were murdered.

Kappler, who was sentenced by an Italian court in July 1948, is an inmate of the Gaeta military prison. The court ruled that Kappler’s crimes were not of the political nature for which amnesties have been considered and approved in other cases but common crimes committed against Italian citizens.

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