SS guard on trial for 5,230 deaths
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.