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Nazi massacre: Not enough evidence to try man, says court

  • A court in Germany’s Cologne city has said there was not enough evidence to try a man, now aged 89, in a case concerning the massacre of French civilians by the Nazis.

    German SS troops killed 642 people of France’s Oradour-sur-Glane village on 10 June 1944.

    While Werner C did not deny being present in the village, he maintained he was not directly involved in the murders.

    The court said his “mere presence” was not sufficient to prove “accessory to murder” in absence of other circumstances .

     

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