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Former SS Officer in German Court on Murder Charges

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Siert Bruins leaves court in 1979. Photo: Wikipedia.

BBC – Former SS officer Siert Bruins, 92, has appeared in court in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter some 70 years ago.

He could face a life sentence if found guilty over the death of Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944.

The incident occurred when Mr Bruins, a Dutch-born German, was stationed on the Dutch-German border.

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