A hundred-year-old ex-guard from the Sachsenhausen camp near Berlin will be put on trial jesieni ±76 years after the end of World War II – Reuters reported, citing the reports of the German weekly “Welt am Sonntag”.
Germany. The 100-year-old will be tried for Nazi crimes
The District Court in Neurobin has charged the man with complicity in killing in 3500 cases. A court spokesperson told the newspaper that the accused must be able to withstand two to two and a half hours per day in court.
The court did not reveal the name of the accused because of Germany’s media law on war crimes suspects. In the years 1942-1945, the guy had to work as a guard in a camp in Sachsenhausen, where about 200 thousand people were imprisoned. And 20 thousand. killed.
Germany. Investigations with war criminals
In Germany, investigators have been working for several years to find surviving war criminals. One of them is Thomas Walther, otherwise in 2011 it would not have been possible to bring John Demjanjuk to trial and convict John Demjanjuk – a former SS man from the Sobibor camp. This landmark 2011 conviction paved the way for further action. Work in a concentration camp after Once Then the first was convicted without evidence of a specific crime.
According to German law, all those who served in extermination camps during the war are guilty or complicit in genocide.
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