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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100

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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100
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A former German Nazi SS officer convicted of one of Italy’s worst wartime massacres has died in Rome at the age of 100.

In March 1944, Erich Priebke was in charge of troops who executed 335 civilians in the Ardeatine Caves near Rome, in retaliation for the killings of 33 German soldiers by a partisan group.

He had been living under house arrest after being sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998.

After the war Priebke escaped to Argentina but was deported to Italy after being interviewed on US television and admitting his role in the massacre, which he said had been conducted against “terrorists”.