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Germans Slay Inmates Of Old Age Pensioners' Home ATROCITY IN BELGIUM Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 7. The Belgian War Crimes Commission's first report gives details of the massacre of about 90 civilians in the little village of Vinkt, near Ghent, in May, 1940, by two German mountain regiments. The murderers, whose names are known to the commission, revenged themselves on the village population for the high losses which the Belgian Army inflicted in three days' fighting before Belgium's capitulation. Almost all the inmates of an oldage pensioners' home were among the victims. They were forced into the street and shot down as they ran. The oldest victim was 90 and the youngest .a girl of 13, who died holding her murdered father's hand. The Germans responsible returned to the village some months later and boasted of the killings.

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HEARTLESS MASSACRE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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HEARTLESS MASSACRE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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