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October 14, 1976
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The trial of a Dutch war criminal will begin the week of Nov. 22 in Limburg, Holland, it was announced Tuesday. The defendant, Johan Loyen, served as an SS guard in a forced labor camp for Jews near Bobruisk in White Russia during World War II. He has been charged with atrocities that caused the deaths of thousands of camp inmates. Most of the witnesses who will testify at the trial come from Israel where Dutch police officials went recently to collect evidence. Loyen, 58, who is reported to have made a full confession to police, has been living in Holland inconspicuously for the past 30 years as a factory hand. He was arrested two months ago on the basis of testimony by other former SS guards at the Bobruisk camp who were on trial in Hamburg.

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