Ex-guard charged

Taranaki Daily News - - World -

Ger­man pros­e­cu­tors have charged a

94-year-old for­mer Auschwitz guard with be­ing an ac­ces­sory to at least

13,335 mur­ders at the World War II Nazi death camp. The for­mer SS ri­fle­man from Mannheim, who has not been named, faces trial in a ju­ve­nile court be­cause he was a teenager when he al­legedly took part in killings. If he is fit to stand trial, he will be the fourth SS guard to do so af­ter a 2011 prece­dent that al­lowed rank-and-file sol­diers to be pros­e­cuted over the Holo­caust. The man was born in Ruma, now part of Ser­bia, and worked from De­cem­ber

1942 un­til Jan­uary 1943 "sup­port­ing camp op­er­a­tions and thus acts of ex­ter­mi­na­tion", pros­e­cu­tors said.

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