Accused Nazi dies before trial


(JTA) — Adolf Storms, who was on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of most-wanted Nazi suspects, has died.

Storms died last week at this home in western Germany, it was announced Tuesday. He was 90.

Prosecutors in Germany were in the process of investigating accusations against Storms and had planned to bring him to trial, according to the BBC.

He was indicted for killing 57 Jewish men in Austria in March 1945 at the end of World War II.

The men, Jewish forced laborers, allegedly were forced to give Storms their valuables before he shot them in front of a grave. Storms also is accused of killing a man the day after the massacre because he could not keep up on a forced march.

Former members of the Hitler Youth gave witness statements against Storms; the members had helped the SS guards during the march.

Storms repeatedly said that he did not remember the killings.

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