Viewfinder: An SS Guard Faces Trial for Nazi Crimes

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Defendant Dr. Johann R., whose face is pixelated by court order, sits with his lawyers at a session of his trial at the Regional Court in Muenster, Germany, on November 6th, 2018. The 94-year-old former SS guard faces trial, charged with complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof during World War II. Johann R. was a watchman at the Nazi camp near what was then the free city of Danzig, now Gdansk, in Poland. He also stands accused of complicity in the murders of several hundred camp prisoners between 1942 and 1945. As the former SS guard was not yet 21 at the time of the crimes, he will be tried before a juvenile court.

Defendant Dr. Johann R., whose face is pixelated by court order, sits with his lawyers at a session of his trial at the Regional Court in Muenster, Germany, on November 6th, 2018. The 94-year-old former SS guard faces trial, charged with complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof during World War II. Johann R. was a watchman at the Nazi camp near what was then the free city of Danzig, now Gdansk, in Poland. He also stands accused of complicity in the murders of several hundred camp prisoners between 1942 and 1945. As the former SS guard was not yet 21 at the time of the crimes, he will be tried before a juvenile court.

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