German court sets trial date for 100-year-old former Nazi guard

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Berlin (AP) — German courts filed a trial date for a 100-year-old man charged with 3,518 charges as a murder accessory on allegations of serving as a Nazi SS guard in a concentration camp outside Berlin. Set up. Second World War.

A spokesman for the Neuruppin State Court said on Monday that the trial was scheduled to begin in early October. The names of people over the age of 100 were not published in accordance with German privacy law.

The suspect was allegedly working as an enlisted member of the Nazi paramilitary organization at the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945.

Authorities say the suspect is believed to be sufficient to withstand the trial, despite his age, but the number of hours the court is open per day must be limited. It may not be.

Neuruppin office was handed over Case In 2019, the Ludwigsburg Special Federal Prosecution Service was tasked with investigating war crimes during the Nazi era. The state court of Neuruppin is northwest of the town of Oranienburg, where Sachsenhausen was.

According to local media, the defendant lives in Brandenburg, a suburb of Berlin.

The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was established in 1936, just north of Berlin, as the first new camp after Adolf Hitler gave SS full control of the Nazi concentration camp system. It was intended to be a model facility and training camp for the maze network that the Nazis built throughout Germany, Austria, and occupied territories.

Between 1936 and 1945, more than 200,000 people were accommodated. There, tens of thousands of prisoners died due to starvation, illness, forced labor, and systematic SS extermination activities such as medical experiments, shooting, hanging, and gassing.

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