A 100-year-old man on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II, Josef Schuetz, has told a German court he is innocent.
Schuetz is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory murder at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. He allegedly worked at the camp between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the Nazi Party’s paramilitary wing.
Prosecutor Cyrill Klement said, “The defendant knowingly and willingly aided and abetted [killings] at least by conscientiously performing guard duty, which was seamlessly integrated into the killing system.”
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