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93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard convicted in German court

93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard convicted in German court
Posted at 8:51 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 08:51:39-04

BERLIN — A German court has convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II.

Bruno Dey was given a two-year suspended sentence by the Hamburg state court, news agency dpa reported.

He was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder, equal to the number of people believed to have been killed at Stutthof during his service there in 1944 and 1945, and one count of accessory to attempted murder.

Because he was only 17, and later 18, at the time of his alleged crimes, Dey’s case was heard in juvenile court.