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101-year-old ex-Nazi guard convicted in Germany of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder

By Annabelle Timsit

28 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The conviction of a former concentration camp guard will be among the last ex-Nazi trials as there are few surviving perpetrators. At 101, he’s the oldest person ever tried in Germany for Nazi crimes.

A German court has found a 101-year-old former concentration camp guard guilty of being an accessory to thousands of murders, and sentenced him to five years in prison - the latest in a string of prosecutions of ex-Nazis in the country.

The centenarian - who has maintained his innocence throughout his months-long trial in Neuruppin state court in east Germany - was convicted of over 3,500 counts of accessory to murder Tuesday.

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