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Friday 22 September 2017

Dutch SS man goes on trial for murder of resistance fighter

Siert Bruins: SS
Siert Bruins: SS

London Daily Telegraph

A FORMER member of the SS has become one of the last alleged Nazi war criminals to go on trial, accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter.

Siert Bruins (92) who was born in Holland spoke only to confirm his personal details in Hagen, western Germany yesterday. Asked his nationality, he said: "I have been German since 1942."

He is accused of killing Aldert Klaas Dijkema in 1944 in Appingedam, near the German border in Holland. If convicted, he faces a life sentence. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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