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January 28, 1998
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The appeals trial of former Nazi SS Capt. Erich Priebke opened in a Rome military court. Priebke, 84, was convicted last summer of taking part in the March 1944 massacre of 335 Romans — about 75 of them Jews — at the Ardeatine Caves south of Rome. He received a reduced sentence and has only two months left to serve, but is appealing the verdict in an attempt to clear his name.

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