A 94-year-old German Man, who allegedly stood guard at a Nazi concentration camp, on Tuesday, is facing 100 counts charges of being an accessory to murder.
The accused allegedly served as a guard at a German concentration camp, Stutthof, near the Polish city of Gdansk between June 1942 and September 1944.
Prosecutors say the man, who hails from the western German town of Borken, was aware that inmates at the camp were being brutally murdered.
Beginning his service in the SS the armed wing of the Nazi party at 18 years in age, the man made many horrific murders possible, according to prosecutor Andreas Brendel.
A total of 27,000 inmates perished in the Nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland by the end of World War II.
Some were gassed, shot in the neck or poisoned.
Others froze or starved to death, weakened by forced labour and pitiful medical treatment.
The man’s trial is to be heard at a court in the western city of Muenster.
The court is only to adjourn for two hours a day due to the man’s fragility.