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Centenary-year-old Joseph Schutz became the oldest person in Germany to be tried for Nazi crimes, and the court set 22 trial days for him

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[Global Times Comprehensive Report]On the 7th local time, the former Nazi concentration camp guard Joseph Schutz, who was over 100 years old, appeared in the New Lupin District Court in northeastern Germany and became the oldest person to be tried for Nazi crimes in Germany so far. . Schutz was charged with “knowingly and willingly” assisting in the killing of 3,518 inmates in concentration camps during World War II.

Deutsche News Agency reported on the 7th that from 1942 to 1945, Schutz served as a guard in the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in the north of Berlin. He was accused of “collaborating with the criminal squad to execute Soviet prisoners of war in 1942” and “using poison to kill prisoners.” “. On the 7th, Schutz was taken by ambulance to the court for trial. The court set 22 trial days and specially arranged a rest day for the defendant.

Thomas, a lawyer representing the survivors of the concentration camp and the families of the victims, said that even though World War II has ended 76 years, such trials are still necessary to hold the Nazi criminals accountable. In an interview, he said: “Justice does not expire on that day.” At present, none of the 17 Nazi suspects registered by the German judiciary are younger than 95 years old. German prosecutors are speeding up their efforts to bring the living Nazi criminals to justice. (Aoki)

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