Death squad Nazi faces justice at age of 86

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German prosecutors have launched a last ditch bid to bring a octogenarian Nazi executioner to justice before he dies of old age.

Heinrich Boere, 86, a member of a notorious Waffen SS death squad in the Netherlands, was sentenced to death in 1949.

But his sentence was commuted to life and German courts have since refused efforts to extradite him to the Netherlands to face prosecution.

Now Ulrich Maass, a state prosecutor in North Rhine-Westphalia, has revived the battle to bring justice to Boere's victims.

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