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German, 88, charged in WWII French massacre: Prosecutor

Published on Jan 8, 2014 9:57 PM

BERLIN (AFP) - 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 on 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.