Elderly concentration camp guard began to be tried as a juvenile

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In Germany, on Tuesday, November 6, began the trial of former servicemen of the SS and guard concentration camp Stutthof. This writes the New York Post.

94-year-old Johan Remagen (Johann Rehbogen) is accused of involvement in the murders that were committed in the camp in the years of his service. He worked in Stutthof guard from June 1942 to September 1944. As noted, direct evidence of his connection with the crimes there, but prosecutors allege that he was at least indirectly involved in hundreds of them.

The man does not deny that guarded the camp, however, told the investigators that had no idea about killing people and was not involved in them. A former employee of the SS tried as minors, because in those years he was under the age of 21.

In connection with the age and health of Ribogene hearing is limited to two hours a day and can’t go more than two days in a row. At present, the man lives in the German Borken (North Rhine-Westphalia).

The publication notes that the charge is based on the precedent of 2011, when the court in Munich found sufficient the mere fact of working as a security guard for recognition of the person guilty of the murders. At the same time with the case on Stutthof — the first of its kind against a security guard of a concentration camp, which was not destined for extermination. At the same time, the prosecution believes that such a position is justified, because in Stutthof the result has killed thousands of people.

In August in Germany, was extradited Jacob paly — one of the last known Nazis living in the United States.

In April it was reported about a former concentration camp guard Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz), who was charged with involvement in the genocide. It was noted that the 94-year-old German to stand trial as a juvenile.

The Nazi Stutthof concentration camp was established in occupied Poland to the East of Danzig (Gdansk) in 1939. Initially, he worked as a prison for civilians. Known to have carried out medical experiments on prisoners and made soap from human bodies. During its existence there were about 110 thousand prisoners, of which about 65 thousand people were killed.

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