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BERLIN (Reuters) - A 90-year-old German man who was a member of the Nazi SS has been charged by state prosecutors with killing 58 Jews in Austria in March 1945.
The state prosecutors office in Dortmund said the man from the nearby town of Duisburg was an SS squad leader who took part in the execution of 57 Jewish forced labourers on March 28, 1945 in a forest near the Austrian town of Deutsch Schuetzen.
The prosecutors said that on the same day or next day the suspect shot one more Jewish forced labourer, who was no longer able to walk due to exhaustion, near the town of Jabing.
The prosecutors did not identify the man. They said it was now up to a court to determine whether to put the elderly man on trial.
The trial of suspected Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 89, is due to start on November 30 in Munich. Demjanjuk has been charged with helping to kill 27,900 Jews.
(Reporting by Matthias Inverardi; Writing by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Jon Hemming)