Charges have been laid in Germany against a 100-year-old former concentration camp guard accused of complicity in the murder of 3,518 people as the country rushes to bring the last living people who worked for the Nazis to justice, AFP reported Monday.
The male suspect is accused of “consciously and willingly” aiding in the murder of Jewish prisoners at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg north of Berlin between 1942 and 1945. Despite the accused’s advanced age, he was found to be able to stand trial according to prosecutors, who said the trial would be televised. These charges following those made in recent days against a concentration camp secretary accused of being an accomplice in the murder of 10,000 people. This is the first such case in recent years made against a woman who worked at a Nazi concentration camp.
Reader’s question: Will the Lithuania and the EU find the will to try or condemn members of the Lithuanian Activist Front and the Lithuanian Provisional Government who adopted the Nazis’ plan to exterminate Jews and carried it out, who voluntarily elected to take part in the Holocaust?
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