DAILYKENN.com -- A 92-year-old German has been charged for his role in World War II.
Bruno D. served his post as a guard at Stutthof internment camp in Poland as assigned for nine months. The veteran was 17-years-old at the time.
The USA also maintained internment camps during the war. Over 100,000 Japanese were held at the American detention centers. No guards have been prosecuted for their roles.
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German prosecutors have charged a 92-year-old former concentration camp guard with being an accessory to murder, in what will be one of the last ever cases against Nazi-era war crimes.
Hamburg prosecutors accused the man, identified only as Bruno D., of aiding and abetting 5,230 cases of murder during the almost nine months he spent on duty at a concentration camp watch-tower at the end of World War Two.
According to Die Welt newspaper, which first reported the charges, the man admitted to prosecutors during a voluntary interrogation last year that he had seen people being taken to gas chambers to be murdered.
"What good would it have done for me to leave? They'd just have found somebody else," he told prosecutors, according to the newspaper.
"I felt bad for the people there. I didn't know why they were there. I knew that they were Jews who had committed no crime."
D., who was 17 when he began serving at Stutthof concentration camp near Gdansk in present-day Poland, said he had only joined the SS, the paramilitary wing of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, because a heart weakness meant he was only suited for "garrison service."
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