International: Judgment at Luneburg

The Russians had clamored: "When will they hang the dog?" Last week at Lüneburg, a British Army court sentenced Joseph Kramer, the "beast of Belsen," to death by hanging. His blonde, sadistic assistant, 22-year-old Irma Grese, and nine others were sentenced to the same death. Fraulein Grese sobbed. Of the 33 other defendants, 14 were acquitted, one got life, five got 15-year sentences, 13 got one to ten years.


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