• Reading Level 5
History | Citizenship | RE

100-year-old SS guard faces trial in Germany

Defendant Josef S hides his face behind a folder as he arrives for his trial in Brandenburg an der Havel, northeastern Germany, on October 7, 2021 © Getty

Should there be an age limit to prosecutions? Josef S was 21 when he first became a guard at Sachsenhausen in 1942. He is on trial for assisting in the murder of 3,518 prisoners.

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