BERLIN—A 100-year previous man might be tried in Germany on costs of aiding and abetting mass homicide whereas working as a concentration-camp guard, making him one of many oldest defendants in a case introduced towards alleged Nazi-era perpetrators.
The centenarian was charged with complicity within the homicide of greater than 3,500 inmates on the Sachsenhausen camp on the outskirts of Berlin. He’s alleged to have labored there between 1942 and 1945 as a member of the SS Nazi militia.
The person, who hasn’t been named in step with German privateness legal guidelines, was discovered to be sufficiently match for trial regardless of his superior age and can be capable of spend round two hours a day within the courtroom after the trial begins in October, mentioned a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin court docket the place the method will happen.
Historians and rights teams say the case, seemingly one of many final of its form, is a reminder that every one Nazi perpetrators have to be delivered to justice no matter their age in what ought to function warning to current and future human-rights offenders the world over.
Few suspected Nazi offenders together with these of their teenagers throughout World Battle II stay alive. However a number of had been tried just lately after a court docket precedent opened the door to pursuing the lowest-ranking members—who had been usually the youngest—of the Nazi repression equipment.