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Former Nazi Guard Convicted of War Crimes, Given Life in Prison

September 26, 1989

BERLIN (AP) _ An East German court on Monday convicted a former Nazi guard of complicity in the murder of 28 Jewish prisoners at a forced labor camp in Poland during World War II, the state news agency ADN said.

The agency said a court in Rostock, on the Baltic coast, sentenced Jakob Holz to life imprisonment.

Holz, 79, was found guilty of ″war crimes and crimes against humanity for his part in killing 28 Jewish workers″ while he worked as a deputy chief of guards at the Steyr-Daimler-Puch-AG weapons factory in Radom, Poland, but did not specify when the killings took place or how they were carried out.

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