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Nazi war criminal Klaas Carel Faber dies in Germany

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Klaas Carel Faber died in Germany, where he fled after being convicted of war crimes in the Netherlands.

Faber, who was No. 3 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of most wanted Nazi criminals, was 90 when he died May 24 in a hospital in Bavaria.

Faber fled to Germany in 1952 after being convicted in a Dutch court five years earlier of involvement in the murder of 22 people, including six at the Westerbork Nazi transit camp, and of helping the Nazis during World War II. His death sentence was later commuted to life in prison.

In May 2011, a German court would not extradite Faber because his consent as a German citizen was required and he refused. A Dutch request to have him jailed in Germany in 2004 also failed. — jta


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