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A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years in prison by a German court for aiding and abetting the murder of 3,518 people during the Holocaust.

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According to the prosecutor’s office in Neuruppin, in the northeastern state of Brandenburg, the man was charged in 2021 with “knowingly and willfully” aiding and abetting the killing of Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, from January 1942 to February 1945.

Court spokeswoman Iris le Claire told CNN that the man was sentenced Tuesday by the Neuruppin Regional Court.

Le Claire said the trial was a complicated process. “It was extraordinarily difficult to find an appropriate punishment because the acts took place a very long time ago, and the perpetrator is already very old. All of this had a mitigating effect on the sentence,” she said. People who are found guilty of a murder under German law are usually sentenced to between 3 to 15 years in prison.

Christoph Heubner of the International Auschwitz Committee, who followed the trial, criticized the German courts for taking years to bring charges against the accused. According to Heubner, the convicted man has always denied being in the camp.

The Central Council of Jews in Germany acknowledged the ruling. Josef Schuster, the council’s president, told CNN, “Even if the defendant will probably not serve the full prison term due to his advanced age, the verdict is to be welcomed”.

“The thousands of people who worked in the concentration camps kept the murder machinery running. They were part of the system. Therefore, they should also take responsibility for it,” Schuster said. “It is bitter that the defendant has denied his activities at that time until the end and has shown no remorse.”

Relief Comment: The accomplice of evil can never escape legal punishment even if he is as old as 101 years old. This is the true meaning of “you will be punished no matter how far away”! Are the accomplices of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) trembling?

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https://gnews.org/post/pfcz2da2

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