Berlin, Sep 3: A 92-year-old former Nazi officer, Siert Bruins, went on trial Monday for murdering a Dutch resistance fighter about 70 years ago.
The trial of the Dutch-born German opened in the western German town of Hagen. Bruins is accused of killing Aldert Klaas Dijkema in 1944, Xinhua reported.
Prosecutors accuse Bruins of shooting Dijkema four times after he was taken prisoner in the Netherlands.
Bruins has admitted to having witnessed the killing but denies any involvement. He could face a life sentence if found guilty.
Bruins volunteered for the SS during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. He has served time in prison during the 1980s after being found guilty of murder of two Dutch Jews in 1945.
Bruins’s trial is among the latest German efforts to seek out and prosecute the last surviving Nazi war criminals and bring them to justice.