the essential The oldest accused of Nazi crimes, whose trial opened yesterday in Germany, will not speak on the facts with which he is accused.
Between its opening in 1936 and its release by the Soviets on 21 April 1945, the Sachsenhausen camp saw some 200. 000 prisoners, mainly political opponents, Jews and homosexuals. Several tens of thousands of them died, victims mainly of exhaustion due to forced labor and cruel conditions of detention.
“I’m moved. It’s been 79 years since I lost my father and this guy is a dirty guy, a bastard who refuses the possibility of guilt” exclaimed Antoine Grumbach, 79 years. This Frenchman attends the opening of the trial in memory of his father, engaged in the Gaullist resistance and assassinated in March 1944 in Sachsenhausen.