Former Dutch SS member to go on trial

Germany is to prosecute former SS member Heinrich Boere for killing three people during World War II.

Boere was born in Germany but his family moved to Maastricht when he was two.
Boere, 87, was part of an group of SS members code-named Silver Pine who killed Dutch citizens at random in response to attacks by the resistance.
Earlier, a lower German court had ruled Boere was too ill to stand trial. Sentenced to death by the Netherlands in absentia, he has lived in Germany since 1954.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation