(JTA) — A former Nazi concentration camp guard, now 92, is in good enough health to go on trial as an accessory to murder, a Hamburg court ruled.
The SS guard, identified in the German media as Bruno Dey, was charged in April with aiding and abetting the deaths of 5,230 prisoners at Stutthof during the nine months he served in a watch tower at the camp in Poland.
His trial, set to begin in October, will be one of the last for former Nazis.
Dey worked at the camp near Gdansk, then known as Danzig, between August 1944 and April 1945. According to the Die Welt newspaper, he admitted to prosecutors during questioning last year, that he served at Stutthof and had seen people being taken to gas chambers, where he knew they would be murdered.
He told prosecutors, according to Die Welt, that he is not guilty because anyone could have filled the position.