Nazi war criminal Klass Faber dies at 90 in Germany

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May 26, 2012 23:01

 
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Nazi war criminal Klass Faber, who escaped to Germany in 1952 after being sentenced to death in the Netherlands for his role in the murder of 22 Jews, has died at the age of 90 in Ingolstadt in Bavaria, AFP quoted a hospital source as saying on Saturday.

Faber had been living in Inglostadt for decades, according to the source, and he had evaded numerous Dutch attempts to have him extradited to serve his sentence, which had been commuted to life in prison.

Klass Faber was a former member of the Nazi SS Silver Fir unit. He was sentenced to death in the Netherlands in 1947, escaping to Germany while awaiting execution. Faber was number two on the Simon Wiesenthal's most wanted Nazi war criminals list.

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