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.

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Ex-Nazi Waffen SS member, 92, on trial for murder

A 92-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS has gone on trial in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.

Dutch-born Siert Bruins, who is now a German citizen, entered the Hagen state court using a walking frame.

Siert Bruins, a suspected Nazi war criminal, in court today. Credit: REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

No pleas are made in the German system and Bruins offered no statement.

His lawyer, Klaus-Peter Kniffka, said after the 35-minute opening session that it was unlikely his client would ever address the court personally.

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