Serbia to launch Egner probe

The Serbian War Crimes Prosecution has today applied for a investigation to be conducted against war crimes suspect Peter Egner.

Source: Beta
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The prosecution suspects that Egner committed genocide and a number of war crimes against civilians during the Second World War.

According to the application submitted by the Belgrade District Court, Egner is suspected of being a member of the Gestapo in Belgrade in late 1941, and of taking part in the transfer of a large number of civilians to Jajince where they were shot.

It adds that from late 1941 until mid-1942, Egner, as a guard, took part in the transfer of several groups of Jews to the Semlin (Old Fairground) concentration camp in Belgrade.

As a member of the Gestapo, he is suspected of taking part in the transfer of people to concentration camps with the intention of destroying the Jewish national group. 150,000 people died as a result.

Egner lives in Seattle in the U.S.

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