German prosecutors have charged a 98-year-old man with being an accessory to murder as a guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp between 1943 and 1945. The man is accused of having “supported the cruel and malicious killing of thousands of prisoners” and is facing more than 3,300 counts of being an accessory to murder. If the case goes to trial, he will be tried under juvenile law, taking account of his age at the time of the alleged crimes. This case is a reminder of the need for Germany to continue to investigate and prosecute those who committed such heinous crimes, regardless of their age.
German Prosecutors Charge 98-Year-Old Man with Being an Accessory to Murder at Nazi Concentration Camp