WAR CRIMES,Poor Misguided People: Poor Misguided People


In a dark forest of pines 18 miles outside Berlin stands the concentration camp known as Sachsenhausen. For ten Nazi years its concrete walls, topped by electrified barbed wire and watchtowers snouted with machine guns, had shut in a total of 200,000 prisoners, of whom half died.

Last week, in the first exhibition war crimes trial staged by the Russians in Germany, 16 of Sachsenhausen's top jailers were called to book for their crimes. In a courtroom in Berlin's Soviet sector, they were confronted by a file of witnesses, some weeping, some scowling with hatred, some icily vengeful. But in this...

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