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Thirteen Ex-nazi Officers Charged with Gassing 170,000 Jews

August 8, 1962
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Thirteen former Nazi SS officers were charged here today with having taken part in the murder of 170,000 Jews in the Kulmhof death camp in Poland, during the Second World War.

Two of the men were accused of having driven a truck equipped with a facility for directing exhaust gases into a chamber. The others were accused of having forced the inmates of the Kulmhof camp into the truck to be gassed. Only three Jews are known to have survived that camp in western Poland, The trial of the men is expected to begin later this year.

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