In a case that may be one of the last of its kind, is a now 95-year-old man charged with war crimes during the Second world War.
It settled a German court on Monday.
For some 76 years ago, the then 19-year-old man hired as a guard at the nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Poland.
The older man is indicted for aiding and abetting the murder of several hundred people, says a spokesperson from the court of justice in the city of Wuppertal to the AFP.
the concentration camp Stutthof, which was built in 1939, ended up having the 110,000 prisoners. 65,000 people lost their lives in the camp, including the 28.000 jews.
Now, it should be assessed whether the man is at all able to stand in front of a judge.
the Case to be decided in a juvenile court because of his then age, according to the German media The Local.
In 2011, John Demjanjuk, a former guard at the extermination camp Sobibór in Poland, convicted of war crimes, as the court argued, that he knows to be wary of the site automatically also was involved in the killings, which were carried out in the camp.
It should prove to be a landmark decision, as Germany since then has tried to judge the survivors of the SS-staff in the background, rather than judging them on the basis of the murders, the individual has committed.
In the last week argued the German prosecutors that the 93-year-old Bruno Dey, who was also a guard at Stutthof, should have three years of imprisonment.