100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard charged with Holocaust atrocities
By Claudia Otto and Amy Woodyatt, CNN
February 10, 2021
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/10/euro ... index.html
Berlin (CNN) --- German prosecutors have charged a 100-year-old former SS concentration camp guard with aiding and abetting the murder of 3,518 people.
The man is charged with "knowingly and willfully" aiding and abetting the murder of prisoners at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, from January 1942 to February 1945, according to the prosecutor's office in Neuruppin, Brandenburg.
The man's name has not been released, in accordance with Germany's privacy laws.
The charges include involvement in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in 1942, and aiding and abetting the murder of prisoners through the use of the poison gas Zyklon B, as well as other shootings and the killing of prisoners by creating and maintaining hostile conditions in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
The prosecution considers the man fit to stand trial despite his advanced age
An estimated 6 million Jewish people were killed in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Also killed were hundreds of thousands of Roma people and people with physical or learning disabilities.
Always curious to see how they characterize what the Holocaust "was" in articles like this. Here it is Six Million Jews + Unspecified hundreds of thousands of Roma + Unspecified numbers of people with "learning disabilities."
What happened to the "Five Million Others"?
I'll save you the effort of reading the full article in search of anyone pointing out the absurdity of trotting out a one-hundred-year-old man for a political show-trial. There is not even one line in the article like that.
These ongoing trials are important for the legitimacy of the international liberal order as we know it, which is why the trials keep happening (absurdly, even into the 2020s), and which is why there is a "conspiracy of silence" in the media of criticizing these show-trials even when it's sooo easy to do so (a 100-year-old!).
(Imagine the cacophony of criticism and mockery if Donald Trump had opened treason trials against obscure, elderly Communist Party members for alleged crimes in the 1930s/40s.)