A spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court said Monday that the trial will begin in early October. The name of the centenary was not released in accordance with German privacy laws.
The suspect is alleged to have worked in the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party.
Authorities say that despite his advanced age, the suspect is considered fit to stand trial, although the number of hours per day that the court is in session may have to be limited.
Neuruppin’s office received the case in 2019 by the special federal prosecutors office in Ludwigsburg tasked with investigating Nazi-era war crimes. The state court of Neuruppin is based in the north-west of the city of Oranienburg, where Sachsenhausen was located.
The defendant is said to live in the Brandenburg state on the outskirts of Berlin, local media reported.
Sachsenhausen was established in 1936, just north of Berlin, as the first new camp after Adolf Hitler gave the SS full control of the Nazi concentration camp system. It was intended to be a model facility and training ground for the labyrinthine network that the Nazis built in Germany. , Austria and occupied territories.
More than 200,000 people were held there between 1936 and 1945. Tens of thousands of inmates died of hunger, disease, forced labor and other causes, as well as through medical experiments and systematic extermination operations by the SS, including shootings, hangings and gassing.