A German court docket on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS non-public of being an adjunct to homicide on the Stutthof focus camp, the place he served as a guard within the closing months of World War II. Bruno Dey was given a two-year suspended sentence by the Hamburg state court docket, information company dpa reported.
He was convicted of 5,232 counts of accent to homicide, equal to the variety of individuals believed to have been killed at Stutthof throughout his service there in 1944 and 1945, and one depend of accent to tried homicide.
Because he was solely 17, and later 18, on the time of his alleged crimes, Dey’s case was heard in juvenile court docket. Prosecutors had referred to as for a three-year sentence and the protection for an acquittal.
“How could you get used to the horror?” presiding choose Anne Meier-Goering requested as she introduced the decision.
The trial opened in October, and in deference to Dey’s age, court docket periods have been restricted to 2, two-hour periods every week. Additional precautions additionally have been taken to maintain the case going via the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.