• Short Summary

    TWO AUSTRIAN BROTHERS, ACCUSED OF TAKING PART IN MASS EXECUTIONS OF JEWS AND OF INDIVIDUAL MURDERS OF JEWS, HAVE BEEN GIVEN PRISON SENTENCES OF 12 AND 8 YEARS.

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    TWO AUSTRIAN BROTHERS, ACCUSED OF TAKING PART IN MASS EXECUTIONS OF JEWS AND OF INDIVIDUAL MURDERS OF JEWS, HAVE BEEN GIVEN PRISON SENTENCES OF 12 AND 8 YEARS. WILHELM AND JOHANN MAUER WERE SENTENCED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BY THE VIENNA PROVINCIAL COURT IN A RETRIAL FOLLOWING THE CANCELLATION OF A PREVIOUS TRIAL IN WHICH THE BROTHERS WERE ACQUITTED.

    WILHELM MAUER WAS SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS AND JOHANN TO EIGHT. ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT, THE MAUERS TOOK PART IN THE "BLOODY SUNDAY" OF 1943 AT STANISLAV, POLAND, WHERE ABOUT 12,000 JEWS WERE SLAIN. WILHEM, 47, WAS ALSO ACCUSED OF 10 INDIVIDUAL CASES OF MURDER AND JOHANN, 52, OF THREE. THEY WERE SAID TO HAVE COMMITTED THE MURDERS PARTLY BY SHOOTING AND PARTLY BY BEATING UP JEWS.

    THE TRIAL LASTED MORE THAN FOUR WEEKS AND THE JURY, CONSISTING OF FIVE WOMEN AND THREE MEN, DELIBERATED FOR MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS.

    IN THE PREVIOUS TRIAL IN FEBRUARY, THE MAUERS WERE ACQUITTED AFTER THE JURY FOUND THAT THEY ACTED UNDER DURESS. BUT THE DECISION WAS SUSPENDED BY THE JUDGES TRYING THE CAST BECAUSE OF "OBVIOUS ERROR" AND A RETRIAL WAS ORDERED. THE MAUERS HAVE BEEN IN JAIL SINCE MAY, 1962, AND THIS PERIOD WILL COUNT TOWARD THEIR SENTENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75JTCS4OEQ04LXZDYO615B2PL
    Media URN:
    VLVA75JTCS4OEQ04LXZDYO615B2PL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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