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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Genocide Suit Hits VW

MILWAUKEE -- A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of Russian and Polish slave laborers during World War II charges German car-maker Volkswagen with genocide for the deaths of hundreds of children.

The lawsuit charges that babies of the laborers were placed in a nursery run by Volkswagen and up to 400 died because of maltreatment and poor conditions.

"They were not cared for," said Lyn Rahilly, a lawyer on the case. "The issue here is genocide."