Germany Investigates War-Crimes Suspect Found in Phone Book

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A prosecutors responsible for war crimes has been sent to the home of an 89-year-old man alleged to have massacred an estimated 60 Jewish prisoners in Austria near the end of the Second World War, they said Thursday, Nov. 4.

An Austrian university student interested in the March 29, 1945 atrocity knew the names of a trio of Waffen SS members said to have gunned down the group of Hungarian Jewish slave laborers.

Professor conducted interviews

The student located the 89-year-old by simply looking up his name in a German telephone directory. The student's professor, Walter Manoschek, then conducted a series of interviews with the man.

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