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FORMER NAZI GUARD FOUND GUILTY OVER MASS MURDER AT STUTTHOF CAMP

FORMER NAZI GUARD

A German court has found a 93-year-old former Nazi SS concentration camp guard guilty of accessory to murder of over 5,000 prisoners

Bruno Dey was also found guilty of one case of accessory to attempted murder, equal to the number of people believed to have been killed at Stutthof concentration camp during his service there.

A statement from the court said it had given Dey a two-year juvenile sentence, which has been suspended.

Dey was tried in a juvenile court because he was 17 at the time the atrocities were carried out, between August 1944 and April 1945, according to the indictment.

The German, who is in a wheelchair, faced a possible sentence of six months to 10 years in prison.

During the nine-month trial, Dey listened to witness statements, but maintained he had been forced into his role as a guard at the camp and had not been involved in the killings.

In his last statement to the court, he said he had been “shaken” by the witness accounts and apologised to “those who he said went through the hell of the madness”.