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Alleged Action By British Officers


LONDON, July 13

An alleged incident in a prisoner-of-war camp near Breslau in 1943, when a group of British officers hanged one of their number who had divulged an escape plan, was quoted yesterday in the trial of seven German war prisoners accused of murdering a fellowPl At the conclusion of the trial yesterday one of the accused, Wunderlich, was discharged. Earlier in the trial an eighth man, Hans, Klein, had been discharged. The Court's findings in the other cases will be announced later. . The alleged action of the British officers is one, of the principal topics of discussion in London, and the story shocked a good many people. Extensive inquiries, however, made among British officers who have returned to England from the particular prison camp do not bear out the German story. In the vast quantity of written and verbal evidence which has been compiled about this camp at Breslau there is not a single mention of the alleged hanging. The Red Cross also has no record of any death occurring in this camp from that cause.

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PRISON CAMP HANGING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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PRISON CAMP HANGING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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