Another Accused Nazi War Criminal will Stand Trial

A German court says a 92-year-old former member of the Nazis’ Waffen SS will go on trial in September on allegations he executed a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.

Undated photo provided by Yad Vashem Archives Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 shows Dutch-born Siert Bruins who is now German. The now 91-year-old former member of the Nazis' Waffen SS has been charged with murder in the 1944 slaying of a Dutch resistance fighter who was allegedly executed shortly after he was captured, prosecutors said Monday. Bruin is accused of killing resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 in the town of Appingedam, near the German border in the northern Netherlands. (AP Photo/Yad Vashem Archives)

Undated photo provided by Yad Vashem Archives Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 shows Dutch-born Siert Bruins who is now German. The now 91-year-old former member of the Nazis’ Waffen SS has been charged with murder in the 1944 slaying of a Dutch resistance fighter who was allegedly executed shortly after he was captured, prosecutors said Monday. Bruin is accused of killing resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 in the town of Appingedam, near the German border in the northern Netherlands. (AP Photo/Yad Vashem Archives)

Dutch-born Siert Bruins, who is now German, already served time in Germany in the 1980s for the wartime murder of two Dutch Jews.

The Hagen state court said in a statement Monday he would go on trial Sept. 2 on charges he killed resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944.

Bruins and alleged accomplice August Neuhaeuser, who has since died, are accused of driving Dijkema to an isolated spot and then shooting him at least four times. They later reported Dijkema had tried to escape.

Bruins volunteered for the SS after the Nazis overran his homeland in 1941.

Via:huffingtonpost

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