TV interview prompts inquiry into SS soldier

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4 May 2005, GOETTINGEN - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they have launched an investigation into an 83-year-old man who had admitted in a television interview that he took part in the shootings of Jews in Ukraine during World War Two.

4 May 2005

GOETTINGEN - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they have launched an investigation into an 83-year-old man who had admitted in a television interview that he took part in the shootings of Jews in Ukraine during World War Two.

Goettingen prosecutor Hans-Hugo Heimgaertner said interest was prompted by an exact account of what happened in the execution of Jews in the city of Ostroga in the summer of 1941.

The suspect, who was 19 years old at the time, had talked about the executions on camera to the British broadcaster BBC.

German authorities in the past had investigated a number of former soldiers in the suspect's unit, Heimgaertner said, but none of the investigations had led to any convictions in court.

DPA

Subject: German news

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