10/09 Ex-SS officer investigated for 1944 Nazi massacre

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A 94-year-old man from Nordstemmen, Lower Saxony, is under investigation for murder, Bernd Kolkmeier, spokesman for the local prosecution authority, confirmed on Monday after a report in the Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The prosecutors are examining whether the man will be charged with the shooting of women, men and children on the night of the April 2, 1944, in the village of Villeneuve d’Ascq near the city of Lille. On that date, the 12th SS Panzerdivision of the “Hitlerjugend” killed 86 men and women aged 15 to 75 years. The spokesman could not say what exactly the suspect had done during the action in Villeneuve d’Ascq. “I do not want to anticipate the investigation,” he said.

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