Prosecutor charges alleged Nazi-era 'hitman' with murder

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A German prosecutor has filed murder charges against an 86-year-old former member of the Waffen SS for alleged Nazi-era killings in the Netherlands.

Dortmund prosecutor Ulrich Maass said Wednesday he has charged Heinrich Boere with three counts of murder for the 1944 slayings of Dutch civilians.

Boere was part of a Waffen SS death squad composed mostly of Dutch volunteers tasked with killing compatriots in reprisal for attacks by the anti-Nazi resistance.

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