Next to Last Day of Trial of Sachsenhausen S.S. Guard Josef Schutz; Defendant begs for Mercy; His Attorney Uses Usual Arguments Against Belated Trials

June 27, 2022

Brandenburg, Germany-On the next to the last day of the court case against Josef Schütz, his attorney used all the well-worn arguments against Nazi war crimes trials taking place at this late date in Germany. His client was not a high-ranking officer, others of higher rank were not prosecuted, and his identity was not proven beyond a doubt. The real drama came from the accused, who cried as if he were the real victim and that he had no connection to the crimes perpetrated in the camp. Not one word from him about the suffering and the tragedy of the prisoners.

The verdict will be handed down tomorrow at 10 AM at the Brandenburg courthouse.

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