In the process a hundred times more aid to the murder in the concentration camp of Stutthof, the defendant testified, not against his use of a fight. He had a fear of the Nazis, and only “under duress” in the SS and in the warehouse served. The 94-year-old defendant was before the district court of Münster in a statement from his lawyer read aloud.

The former SS guard did not dispute the atrocities in the German camps of the Nazis in Danzig. According to the statement also of the terrible condition of many prisoners is not of him remained hidden. He had, as a then 18 year old SS-guard heard, however, of systematic mass killings, nothing. An apology to the Victims or Survivors of the defendant expressed in its first opinion. The Prosecutor’s office assessed the statements as not credible.

The 94-year-old man from the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, the office of the public Prosecutor alleges that, as a security guard in the warehouse to have several Hundred murders between 1942 and 1944. After his portrayal of the Romanian-born German had been classified first as unfit for the Front. Then he had received the command to service in the SS-guards.

In Stutthof were imprisoned by the Nazis, among other things, Polish citizens, Soviet prisoners of war and Jews, and killed. According to the data for the investigation of Nazi crimes, to the competent Central authority in Ludwigsburg 65,000 people in Stutthof and its Subcamps, as well as in the so-called death marches died until the end of the war. The process, which is one of the last methods for mass crimes during the Nazi era, should act, should last until February.