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Posted on the right is the first report on the kangaroo courts that were held "at frequent intervals" in the American POW camps that housed captured German soldiers and sailors. It seems that it was a common practice to level the charge of "treason" on one of the inmates, put him in the docket where, like the courts at home, he would fail to present a convincing defense and soon find himself condemned to death by his fellows. Beaten to death by his former comrades, the corpse would then be presented to their American jailers who would then bury them under tombstones like the one pictured above.

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Nazi Justice On American Soil (Newsweek Magazine, 1944)

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