News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
Germany: Former SS Officer to Stand Trial
A 92-year-old former SS officer will appear in court Monday in one of the last trials of its kind in Germany, accused of the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.
Nearly 70 years after the events, Siert Bruins, a Dutch-born German national, will take the stand in the western German town of Hagen and could face a life sentence if found guilty.
The nonagenarian, who lives in Breckerfeld in the west of Germany, is accused, along with an accomplice who has since died, of murdering the Dutch resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944.