Former Nazi camp guard, 94, on trial
A SURVIVING former enlisted SS man has gone on trial in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.
Johann Rehbogen, now 94 ( above) is accused of working as a guard at the camp east of Danzig – which is today the Polish city of Gdansk – from June 1942 to the beginning of September 1944.
There is no evidence linking him to a specific crime, but more than 60,000 people were killed at Stutthof and prosecutors argue that as a guard, he was an accessory to at least hundreds of those deaths.
Stutthof prisoners were killed in a gas chamber, with deadly injections of gasoline or phenol directly to their hearts or shot, starved and even forced outside in winter without clothes until they died of exposure, prosecutor Andreas Brendel said.
Rehbogen does not deny serving in the camp during the war but told investigators he was not aware of the killings and did not participate in them. THE longest ever cricket test match was played over 12 days between England and South Africa in 1939.