SS guard on trial for 5,230 deaths

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - WORLD NEWS -

A 93-year-old for­mer Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp guard has gone on trial in Ger­many ac­cused of 5,230 counts of ac­ces­sory to mur­der.

While there is no ev­i­dence of for­mer SS guard Bruno Dey’s di­rect in­volve­ment in a killing in Stut­thof, pros­e­cu­tors ar­gue that as a camp guard from Au­gust 1944 to April 1945 he aided in all the killings that took place dur­ing that pe­riod as a “small wheel in the ma­chin­ery of mur­der”.

In def­er­ence to his age, trial ses­sions are be­ing lim­ited to two hours a day, and are sched­uled to be held only twice a week.

Be­cause Dey was 17 when he started serv­ing at Stut­thof, he is be­ing tried in ju­ve­nile court and faces a pos­si­ble six months to 10 years in prison if con­victed.

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