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Woman faced death sentence for WW2 crimes

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#1 Kai-Petri



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Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:00 PM

Yes, happened all the way in 1978 but seems to be published 12/05 again.Wonder if anybody had heard of this before?


Woman who executed 1,500 people in WWII faced death sentence in 30 years

Many years after WWII, the Soviet Interior Ministry and the KGB were still disclosing war crimes and exposed those criminals who assisted the Fascist army during the war. In the summer of 1978, after so many years of unsuccessful searches the KGB finally found traces of a Soviet woman who during the war executed partisans and their families by shooting by order of Fascist commanders. Within 1941-1943, Antonina Makarova worked as a machine gunner on the occupied Soviet territory. At that time the woman was just 20, too young and wishing to stay alive, so she chose to work for Nazis and carried out death sentences instead of dying when defending the motherland from enemies.

But a court decision as concerning Antonina Ginsburg (Makarova) turned out to be an absolute surprise for investigators and for the accused herself. The court sentenced Antonina to capital sentence by shooting. The woman was executed August 11, 1978. Moscow authorities declined all appeals for pardon that Antonina had sent there.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

No never heard it Kai. Interesting article makes you stop and think.

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