Berlin: former goalkeeper in Nazi concentration camp De Nuengame, 95, landed in Frankfurt today on a medical plane from United StateA country where he lived in exile for decades and has now delivered him.
Upon arrival , Friedrich Karl Berger He was handed over by the German Federal Police to officers from the Regional Criminal Investigation Office in Hesse (LKA) to testify.
The unborn was accused of complicity in the murder Neuengamme concentration campHe worked as a guard at the camp where the prisoners were held in horrific conditions and forced in the winter of 1945 to perform hard labor in the open until their death or exhaustion.
Berger admitted to US authorities that he worked as a guard at an attaché at the Nuengamme concentration camp near the town of Meppen, near the border with the Netherlands, although he said he was not aware of the torture of prisoners. Or the dead.
Berger moved to the state TennesseeHe lived for years without ever being recognized.
Some files from the Nazi era were discovered in A. A ship sunk in the Baltic Sea He led the investigators after the previous guard.
According to “Spiegel”, it is unlikely that Berger will appear in court, as the operation that the Ciel Prosecutor’s Office opened against him for complicity in murder has been suspended due to insufficient evidence, the lawyer himself said. Foundation last December.
According to justice sources, the process can only be resumed if new evidence emerges against Berger, for example, if the accused accuses himself during interrogation, which is not expected.
Neuengamme between 1938 and 1945 was the largest concentration camp in northwestern Germany.
More than 100,000 people from everyone Europe They were arrested in that camp and in more than 85 annexes, where nearly 43,000 prisoners lost their lives.