Former SS man detained in Germany in probe

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21 September 2006, MUNICH - A former member of the Nazi SS has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Danish resistance fighter during World War II, prosecutors said Thursday. German national Soren Kam was detained on Wednesday at his home in Kempten, south-western Bavaria, on the basis of a European arrest warrant issued by the Danish Justice Ministry. Kam, who is 84, was taken to a prison in Munich after appearing before a local magistrate in Kempten. He is accused of taking part in t

21 September 2006

MUNICH - A former member of the Nazi SS has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Danish resistance fighter during World War II, prosecutors said Thursday.

German national Soren Kam was detained on Wednesday at his home in Kempten, south-western Bavaria, on the basis of a European arrest warrant issued by the Danish Justice Ministry.

Kam, who is 84, was taken to a prison in Munich after appearing before a local magistrate in Kempten.

He is accused of taking part in the shooting to death of Danish journalist and resistance fighter Carl Henrik Clemmensen in the Danish city of Lyngby on August 30, 1943.

The High Court in Munich is expected to decide next week whether to approve his extradition to Denmark.

The SS was a large security and military force within Adolf Hitler's Nazi party. It was declared a criminal organization at the Nuremberg Trials, responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

DPA

Subject: German news

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