A former SS security guard in Stutthof was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday at the age of 93, albeit on probation, as an accomplice to the murders committed in the Nazi concentration camp.
Bruno D. was part of the SS and was sent to Stutthof to work as a concentration camp guard between 1944 and 1945, when he was 17, in the last section of the Second World War.
The accused has always argued that he has no choice. In one of his last testimony before the court, Bruno D. apologized “to everyone who has been through this terrible madness and to their relatives and descendants”.
However, the Hamburg court that brought him, one of the minors, on trial due to his age at the time of the events, found that he was involved in the murder of at least 5,232 prisoners in Stutthof. “How is it possible that you were simply used for this horror?” Asked Judge Anne Meier-Göring.