Tuesday 25 October 2016

Case against dementia Nazi dropped


Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War Two because he has dementia.

Hamburg state prosecutors have ended their investigation into the unnamed 93-year-old former company commander in the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division, their office said in a statement.

The man is alleged to have been involved in a massacre in northern Italy on August 12, 1944.

SS troops on anti-partisan operations surrounded the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema in Tuscany and killed hundreds of people, including many women and children.

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