Former SS officer to face murder charge 70 years on

A former SS officer is due to appear in court in Germany later today, where he stands accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter at least 70 years ago.

Siert Bruins, 92, could face a life sentence if found guilty of the murder of Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944.

The trial is a landmark case in Germany as Bruins is the last alleged Nazi criminal to be detained.

Another former SS officer, Heinrich Boere, began a life sentence in December 2011 for murdering three Dutch civilians during World War II.

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Ex-Nazi officer, 92, on trial

A 92-year-old former Nazi SS officer has gone on trial in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. The trial is a landmark case in Germany as Siert Bruins is the last alleged Nazi criminal to be detained.