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Nazi war criminal Klaas Carel Faber dies at 90 in Germany, still a fugitive

A Dutch-born man who was on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazi criminals has died at age 90, the BBC reported.

Klaas Carel Faber, who served in an SS unit, was sentenced to death in 1947 for the deaths of 22 Jews at the Westerbork transit camp, the BBC said. Westerbork was the transit point to concentration camps for thousands of Dutch Jews, including Anne Frank.

Faber's term was commuted to life, but he escaped in 1952 and fled to Germany. There, he received German citizenship and avoided multiple attempts to extradite him.


He died in the southern Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, The Associated Press reported, citing a hospital official. The cause reportedly was kidney failure.

Germany refused to extradite him, and a prosecutor in Ingolstadt recently filed a motion to have him serve his sentence in Germany, the BBC said.

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Faber was from the western Dutch city of Haarlem. He served in an SS unit known as Kommando Feldmeijer -- which killed about 50 Dutch civilians in reprisal for resistance attacks, the BBC said.

The BBC said a member of the same SS unit, Heinrich Boere, was given a life sentence by a court in the German city of Aachen in 2010 for the murder of three civilians in 1944. Faber's brother, Pieter, was executed for war crimes in 1948.

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