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Mistaken Identity American Withdraws from Trial after Questions about His Background

An American witness in a Holocaust trial drew global attention after making a conciliatory gesture to a concentration camp guard. After questions about whether the joint plaintiff had even been held in a concentration camp, he has now withdrawn from the proceedings.
By Moritz Gerlach
Peter Loth at the Hamburg district court: "I realize now that I should have done it in private," he says of his embrace of a former concentration camp guard.

Peter Loth at the Hamburg district court: "I realize now that I should have done it in private," he says of his embrace of a former concentration camp guard.

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