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93-year-old 'Auschwitz guard' to stand trial

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93-year-old 'Auschwitz guard' to stand trial
Railway lines leading to the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp. Photo: DPA
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A 93-year-old man is to stand trial in Lüneburg over crimes committed in the infamous extermination camp at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland.

A jury in the town near Hanover will examine the man's complicity in at least 300,000 cases of murder, a court spokeswoman told reporters.

State prosecutors in Hanover accuse the man of working as a volunteer for the Nazi elite from 1944.

They say he was employed to confiscate the luggage of prisoners who arrived at the camp.

A total of 49 people have come forward as plaintiffs in the case. Hearings are expected to begin in spring of next year.

News of the case comes a week after a court in Cologne threw out a case against a former SS soldier who prosecutors said was present at the 1944 massacre of over 600 villagers in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

SEE ALSO: Thieves steal Dachau death camp gate

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