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    THREE FORMER NAZI OFFICIALS, ONE A WOMAN, WERE JAILED FOR TERMS UP TO 15 YEARS IN MUNICH TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THEIR PART IN THE WARTIME MURDER OF DUTCH JEWS, INCLUDING ANNE FRANK.

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    THREE FORMER NAZI OFFICIALS, ONE A WOMAN, WERE JAILED FOR TERMS UP TO 15 YEARS IN MUNICH TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THEIR PART IN THE WARTIME MURDER OF DUTCH JEWS, INCLUDING ANNE FRANK. SOME OF THE 500 SPECTATORS, MOSTLY YOUNG, WHO PACKED THE COURT-ROOM SHOUTED "HANG THEM." AS THE SENTENCES WERE PRONOUNCED ON WILHELM HARSTER, WILHELM ZOEPF, AND GERTRUD SLOTTKE.

    HARSTER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR AIDING AND ABETTING IN 82,854, CASES OF MURDER, WAS FORMERLY AN S.S. MAJOR GENERAL AND HEAD OF NAZI SECURITY SERVICES IN THE NETHERLANDS FROM 1940 TO 1943. AFTER THE WAR HE BECAME A SENIOR BAVARIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.

    ZOEPF, SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS, WAS IN CHARGE OF HARSTER'S SO-CALLED JEWISH AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT FROM 1942 TO 1944 AND WAS BLAMED BY THE JUDGE FOR THE DEPORTATION AND EVENTUAL DEATH IN BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP OF ANNE FRANK, THE 15-YEAR-OLD JEWISH GIRL WHOSE DIARY, DESCRIBING HOW HER FAMILY HID FROM THE GESTAPO IN AMSTERDAM, LATER BECAME A WORLD BEST-SELLER.

    ZOEPF, WHO WAS CONVICTED OF AIDING AND ABETTING IN 54,982 CASES OF MURDER, WORKED AS A CHURCH ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER AFTER THE WAR. SLOTTKE -- ZOEPF'S FORMER SECRETARY WHO WAS JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS -- WORKED AS A SALESWOMAN IN STUTTGART UNTIL HER ARREST LAST YEAR.

    NONE OF THE THREE SHOWED ANY EMOTION DURING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE VERDICT. SLOTTKE WAS RELEASED ON BAIL PENDING AN APPEAL. HARSTER AND ZOEPF WERE TAKEN BACK TO JAIL, BUT HARSTER WILL HAVE EIGHT YEARS AN 13 MONTHS, SPENT IN PRE-TRAIL DETENTION, DEDUCTED FROM HIS SENTENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2D36JFGRS969O8Q9S1GNUHEQ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D36JFGRS969O8Q9S1GNUHEQ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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