Prosecution of centenarian highlights Germany’s past failure to prosecute senior Nazis, researchers and survivors say. A 100-year-old former concentration camp guard believed to be the oldest person ever to be tried for Nazi-related crimes pleaded not guilty on charges of being accessory to the murder of more than 3,500 inmates. The man, named only as Josef S., served as a guard and member of the SS Nazi militia at the Sachsenhausen death camp near Berlin, where tens of thousands of people were killed as part of the Nazi extermination effort. Dressed in a sweater and hiding his face behind a blue folder, the centenarian appeared in court Friday in the northeastern town of Neuruppin, the second day of a trial that is expected to stretch into early next year. “I have done nothing wrong at all, I am innocent,” he said.
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