Alleged Auschwitz medic, now 94, charged as accessory to murder


(JTA) — A former Nazi SS sergeant, now 94, who allegedly served at Auschwitz was charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder.

German prosecutors charged the man, who has not been named due to German privacy laws, on Monday.

The suspect allegedly served as a medic in an SS hospital at Auschwitz in August-September 1944. He is one of several former suspected guards at the concentration camp who have been investigated and charged in recent months under a precedent in German law set in the John Demjanjuk case, in which being a guard at a death camp was sufficient to prove complicity in murder.

Demjanjuk was convicted in 2011 for his role in the murders of nearly 30,000 Jews at Sobibor.


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