90-Year-Old Alleged Nazi Charged With 58 Counts Of Murder From 1945 Killings : The Two-Way A 90-year-old alleged former member of the Nazi's SS "has been charged with 58 counts of murder for the 1945 killings of Jewish forced laborers in Austria," the Associated Press reports from Berlin.
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90-Year-Old Alleged Nazi Charged With 58 Counts Of Murder From 1945 Killings

A 90-year-old alleged former member of the Nazi's SS "has been charged with 58 counts of murder for the 1945 killings of Jewish forced laborers in Austria," the Associated Press reports from Berlin.

According to the BBC, the man is accused of "murdering the workers in Deutsch Schuetzen, a village in eastern Austria, at the end of World War II. The court has identified the suspect only as a 'retiree from Duisburg'."

The AP, though, says that "media reports have identified him as Adolf Storms, a former member of the 5th SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'."

Bloomberg News reports
that the man is "accused of conspiring with other members of his division in the March 1945 murders, according to the indictment filed in Duisburg, Germany, by prosecutors, court spokesman Stefan Ulrich said in an e-mailed statement today."

Agence France Presse writes that investigators believe 57 laborers "were stripped of their belongings before being made to kneel down in a ditch. They were then gunned down from behind."

The accused is alleged to have murdered another person shortly after.

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