Former camp guard, 100, keeps silent at start of trial in Germany

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A 100-year-old former SS guard on trial for aiding and abetting mass murder at Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II maintained his silence at the start of proceedings on Thursday. The accused, who entered in a wheelchair, held up a folder to cover his face as the trial began in a sports hall in the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, with numerous journalists from Germany and abroad observing the proceedings held under conditions of strict security. The man’s lawyer, Stefan Waterkamp, said he would respond regarding his personal details on Friday, insofar as this did not concern …

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