A former Nazi concentration camp guard was convicted of thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder and given a two-year suspended prison sentence Thursday, a court announced.

The 93-year-old man, identified as Bruno D, was charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder over his time as an SS guard at the Stutthof concentration camp from 1944 to 1945.

He was found guilty by the Hamburg juvenile court of aiding and abetting in the murder of at least 5,232 people. He faced a juvenile court because he was 17 years old at the time he served in Stutthof.

The defendant had previously admitted to being a guard at the camp, but told the court at the beginning of his trial that he had no choice at the time.He grew up in a village by Danzig, which is now the Polish city of Gdansk.

More than 40 co-plaintiffs from France, Israel, Poland and the United States testified against the former SS guard during the trial, which began in October.

Read the full article here

SIGN OUR PETITION

in support of a National Holocaust Memorial next to Parliament

Related Articles:

Pro-Israel supporters show up for Israel: 40,000 in London, 100,000 in New York

Records were broken when pro-Israel supporters took to the streets in London and New York calling for the release of the 125 hostages still held by Hamas in Gaza and to show their...

King George’s D-Day call to pray “continuously” inspired nations around the world to turn to God

On 6 June 1944, King George VI addressed the nations in a speech that was broadcast throughout the world. Naming countries of the Empire and our other Allies, including the United...

Rafah lies prove the world needs little evidence to demonise Israel

This week, we once again witnessed how the lies of Hamas helped to fuel a campaign of hatred against Israel that reach global proportions. The world needs little excuse to become...

Christian Zionists may be outnumbered, but we are speaking God’s truth

Too often, Israel is seen as a popularity contest, especially on social media. Humans are quite simple really, we look at the number of likes a post has and assume that because it is...

The Lord is fighting for Israel – Iran’s Raisi learned the hard way

“The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:14 On Sunday, President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain, killing him...