94-Year-Old Accused Nazi Charged For Over 3,000 Auschwitz Deaths
An alleged former Nazi has been charged with having a hand in thousands of murders that took place while he reportedly served at the infamous death camp, Auschwitz.
The 94-year-old German man used to be a sergeant for the SS, according to prosecutors, but worked as a military medic in an SS hospital for one month in 1944.
Prosecutors say his job was essential to the Polish camp's systemic executions and, therefore, have charged him with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder.
Even though he is 94 years old, they claim he is fit to stand trial.
The defendant's lawyer told German media there is no proof his client was involved in a "concrete criminal act," according to the BBC.
His upcoming trial is a result of a German law passed in 2013 aimed at persecuting 30 suspected former Nazis who served at Auschwitz.
A 93-year-old accused former guard at the Polish camp was charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder earlier this month.
He is said to have kept watch over many prisoners before they were killed, a role that directly facilitated their deaths.
Also set to stand trial is a 93-year-old known as "the bookkeeper of Auschwitz" because it was allegedly his job to keep track of bank notes stolen from prisoners.
He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and will appear in court this April.