Former SS sergeant Adolf Storms, 90, dies in Germany amid war-crimes investigationBy AP
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
90-year-old Nazi suspect Adolf Storms dies
BERLIN — German authorities say a 90-year-old former SS sergeant who was No. 4 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Most Wanted list of Nazi war criminals has died.
Dortmund prosecutor Andreas Brendel told The Associated Press that Adolf Storms died at his home in the western city of Duisburg on June 28.
Storms, who worked unnoticed for decades as a train-station manager, was charged by Brendel’s office last November with 58 counts of murder for alleged involvement in a wartime massacre of Jewish forced laborers in Austria.
Storms and unidentified accomplices were accused of forcing at least 57 of the Jewish laborers to hand over their valuables and kneel by a grave before fatally shooting them. Storms was also accused of shooting another Jew during a forced march.
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