Nazi Prison Camp Guard Charged for World War II Atrocities

Nazi Prison Camp Guard Charged for World War II Atrocities

(TargetLiberty.org) – A 100-year-old German man has been charged with Nazi war crimes committed over 75 years ago, following a 2-year investigation. He’s the second former Nazi to be prosecuted this month.

On February 9, prosecutors in the northeast German town of Neuruppin, Brandenburg announced charges against a man they say is a former SS camp guard. The accused, who can’t be named under German privacy laws, is alleged to have been an enlisted man in the SS-Totenkopfverbände and a guard at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, just outside Berlin, from 1942 to 1945.

Under German law, anyone who helped a Nazi camp carry out its function can be held responsible for any murders committed there, and prosecutors have charged the man with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder. In total, up to 100,000 people died in Sachsenhausen; most died of starvation or disease but thousands were murdered, including British commandos, Dutch Jews and Freemasons, and up to 10,000 Soviet POWs.

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