GERMANY: Punishment

For seven weeks, concentration-camp survivors had paraded to the witness stand at Augsburg to accuse Ilse Koch, the "Bitch of Buchenwald," of brutalities. "Lies, all lies," screamed the red-haired widow of the camp's wartime Nazi commander. She had fits of hysteria, smashed up her cell, had to be carried from the courtroom. Doctors insisted that she was faking to avoid punishment for her crimes. Last week three German judges and six jurymen convicted her of inciting the murder of one prisoner, inciting an attempt to murder another. One of the most revolting accusations­that...

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