German, 88, charged in WWII French massacre

January 8, 2014 2:51 pm
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French President Francois Hollande (L) and German counterpart Joachim Gauck pay respects after laying a wreath on September 4, 2013 at the cemetery in Oradour-sur-Glane, France/AFP
French President Francois Hollande (L) and German counterpart Joachim Gauck pay respects after laying a wreath on September 4, 2013 at the cemetery in Oradour-sur-Glane, France/AFP

, Berlin January 8- German prosecutors have charged an 88 year old man over a 1944 massacre in the French village of Oradour sur Glane during World War II, a court said Wednesday.

“The prosecutor’s office in Dortmund has charged an 88-year-old pensioner from Cologne over the murder of 25 people committed by a group, and with aiding and abetting the murder of several hundred people,” the regional court of Cologne said in a statement.

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