A former guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp has appealed the sentence after being sentenced to five years in prison. The Neuruppin district court confirmed this on Monday on request.
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The 101-year-old Josef S. had one month after the written judgment was served to justify his appeal, court spokeswoman Iris le Claire said on request. Then the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) would have to decide on the revision. The criminal chamber has until September 27 to draft the written judgment.
The First Criminal Court sentenced the elderly defendant to five years in prison last Tuesday for being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,500 camp inmates. During the trial, the 101-year-old stubbornly denied ever having worked in the concentration camp. Instead, he claims to have worked as a farm hand.
The court did not classify this statement as credible on the basis of numerous documents with the personal data of the accused, which indicated that he worked as an SS guard in the concentration camp.