German Prosecutors Seek 5 Years for Alleged Ex-Nazi Guard

German prosecutors sought a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II.

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File---File photo shows the defendant coming to the continuation of the trial of the Neuruppin Regional Court, May 16, 2022. According to the indictment, the former concentration camp guard, who is now 101 years old, knowingly and willingly assisted in the murder of camp inmates in 3518 cases between 1942 and 1945 at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Photo (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
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BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II. The defendant is charged with 3,518 counts of being an accessory to murder at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he allegedly worked between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the Nazi Party’s paramilitary wing. He has…

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