War Criminal Finally Faces The Hands of Justice
(RepublicanNews.org) – The Holocaust took place over 80 years ago, but people still remember the tragedies much of Europe suffered at the hands of Hitler’s Nazi army. Many believe those who participated or aided and abetted the atrocities will never atone for what they did. However, intelligence services from multiple countries continue to hunt these people down.
Germany recently sentenced a 101-year-old man for his role in the Holocaust.
A 101-year-old former concentration camp guard was convicted by a German court of being accessory to more than 3,500 murders and sentenced to five years in prison. It was not clear whether the man, identified as Josef S., would ever serve time. https://t.co/J7MZ6hTOrz
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On June 28, a German regional court sentenced a man identified only as Josef S. to five years in prison for accessory to murder on more than 3,500 counts. While that may seem a bit light for the man’s crimes, he’s also allegedly the oldest man to be tried.
According to The New York Times, prosecutors believe Josef served as an SS guard at Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The 101-year-old man, however, swears he is innocent and claims he worked as a farmer at the time.
According to court documents, prosecutors found documentation of a man with his name, birthdate, and where he was born who joined the SS just before turning 21. That was enough to prove he contributed to the deaths of thousands of people.
Josef’s attorney has confirmed that he fully intends to appeal the court’s decision, but it could take months for a higher court to hear the case. For this reason, it remains unlikely that the 101-year-old alleged Nazi will ever face time behind bars.
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