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Saturday 10 December 2016

Paper sorry for Nazi death notice

A major Austrian newspaper has apologised for printing a death notice that carried the Nazi storm troop rank of the deceased.

The announcement of the death of Lois Plock in the Kleine Zeitung noted that he was an "Untersturmfuehrer" - a paramilitary rank of Hitler's special SS forces. SS members served as Hitler's bodyguard and formed elite police and military units that carried out many of the era's Holocaust atrocities.

The announcement also listed a Nazi-era decoration of the deceased.

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