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Nazi war criminal gets life sentence

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Nazi war criminal gets life sentence


A 90-year-old former German infantry commander has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Munich.

Josef Scheungraber denied ordering the killing of 14 civilians in a Tuscan village in 1944. Since the Second World War he has led a peaceful life in Bavaria as a respected member of the community. But, the retired shopkeeper was behind a Nazi atrocity in the picturesque village of Falzano. His soldiers shot dead a 74-year-old woman and three men before forcing other civilians into a farmhouse which was blown up.

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