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Tuesday, November 06, 2018, 17:00
Former Nazi SS camp guard, 94, faces trial in Germany
By Associated Press
Tuesday, November 06, 2018, 17:00 By Associated Press

This picture taken on Sept 2, 2016 shows the former German Nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, northern Poland. (MATEUSZ OCHOCKI / AFP)

MUENSTER — A former SS guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp is going on trial in Germany on charges of being an accessory to murder.

Prosecutors argue that as a guard he was an accessory to at least hundreds of deaths

Johann Rehbogen, 94, is accused of working as a guard in the camp east of Danzig, which today is the Polish city of Gdansk, from June 1942 to about the beginning of September 1944.

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Although there is no specific evidence linking him to a specific crime at the camp, prosecutors argue that as a guard he was an accessory to at least hundreds of deaths.

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Prosecutors say the former enlisted SS man acknowledges serving at Stutthof, but says he was unaware of the killings. His attorney says he will make a statement during his trial, which opens Tuesday at the Muenster state court.

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