According to the BBC, Friedrich Karl Berger has lived in the AVS since 1959, but has now been forced to return to his homeland. On Saturday, his plane landed in Frankfurt.
Berger has admitted that he once worked as a guard in the Noiengamm concentration camp, but did not experience any murder or any kind of violence against the prisoners in the camp. Due to a lack of evidence, the German court dismissed the charges against him.
The police are about to question Berger, but it is unclear whether the lawsuit against him will continue. It may all depend on what he tells the investigators.
A U.S. court ordered Berger’s deportation last year, declaring that prisoners in the concentration camp had been held in horrific conditions and served until complete depletion and even death.
During the trial, Berger admitted that he had guarded the prisoners, preventing them from escaping from the concentration camp in northern Germany.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Berger said that he had been forced to work in the camp, spent a short time there and worked without a weapon. After the decision to deport him to Germany, Berger was outraged, saying that it was absurd to expel him from his home after 75 years.
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