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The Last Nazi Trials

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On a cold, gray morning in February, Irene Weiss waited patiently in the courtroom in Detmold, a small city in northern Germany. She had come a long way from her home in Virginia to testify in the trial of Reinhold Hanning, a former SS guard. The trial was off to a late start because Hanning, 94, was waiting for a wheelchair to take him into court. Because of his health and age, the trial was restricted to only two hours of court time, two days per week. Every delay meant the 85-year-old Weiss might have to stay in Germany longer than she had planned. And she had already been waiting for this moment for a very long time…

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