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Monday, November 7, 2005

Nazi War Criminal Dies in British Prison

Anthony Sawoniuk was a joiner.  He murdered Jews as a member of a a Belarus police force, then enlisted in the Waffen SS, but deserted and became a member of a Polish freedom fighter group when it became clear that the Nazis would lose the war.  His criminal past was uncovered by the KGB in 1951, but he was not tried in his adopted home coutnry of Britain until 1999.  Story here. [Jack Chin]

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