Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

By JTA
February 6, 2016 07:53

A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016.

A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS guard, whose name has not been released, is fit to stand trial, Agence France Press reported.

The defendant, who worked at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland between Nov. 1, 1942, and June 25, 1943, is being charged as an accessory to murder. The German court, in Hanau, said that at least three trains carrying deportees arrived at the camp on his watch.

Three relatives of people murdered at Auschwitz are co-plaintiffs in the case.

In an accommodation to the defendant’s advanced age, hearings will be limited to four hours a day.


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