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Volume 436: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make a statement on the circumstances in which a German Socialist prisoner of war, No. 168874 Ernst Eggerath, who was sentenced to six years' imprisonment by the Nazis for high treason and afterwards conscripted into the Punishment Battalion, No. 999, was beaten up by S.S. men in camp 380 in the Middle East; and what action has been taken as a result of his information.

Ernst Eggerath was a member of an anti-Nazi cage in Camp 380 He was beaten up during the night of 15th February, 1946, by other prisoners, none of whom however, had belonged to the S.S. For this outrage one man was sentenced to three years' penal servitude, and three others to periods of detention varying from two years to nine months. Ernst Eggerath has since been repatriated to Germany.