A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II.
The trial is set for early October, but German privacy laws prohibit releasing the man’s name. A medical examination concluded he is fit enough to stand trial in a limited way, including through the number of hours per day spent at trial.
The man is alleged to have worked at the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the Nazi Party’s paramilitary wing.
More than 200,000 people were held at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp between 1936 and 1945. Tens of thousands of inmates there died of starvation, disease, forced labor, medical experiments and systematic SS extermination operations including shootings, hangings and gassing.
The charges against the 100-year-old suspect rely on recent legal precedent in Germany establishing that anyone who helped a Nazi camp function can be prosecuted for accessory to the murders committed there.
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