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Germany indicts Nazi suspect in 430,000 deaths

From Diana Magnay, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Germany indicts a former Nazi prison camp guard
  • Samuel Kunz is allegedly responsible for the murders of 430,000 Jews
  • Kunz, 88, served at the Belzec camp in Poland between 1942-1943
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(CNN) -- Germany has indicted a former Nazi death camp guard in the murders of more than 430,000 Jews, the nation's prosecutors said.

Samuel Kunz, 88, had been living in Bonn in western Germany. He allegedly served at the Belzec camp in Poland between 1942-1943.

Kunz was no. 3 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's "most wanted" list, the human rights organization said.

The center is a Nazi-hunting organization.

"We're pleased that Kunz was indicted and that it's possible to bring Nazi perpetrators to justice years after their crimes were committed," said Efraim Zuroff, the center's chief Nazi hunter.

He said the case is important because it will shed light on the little-known Belzec camp, "where hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered and very few survived."

The Los Angeles-based center is named for Simon Wiesenthal, a Jew who survived the Holocaust and became famous for his career as a Nazi hunter.