Suspect, aged 90, has admitted to witnessing executions of Jews in Nazi-occupied Belarus.
REUTERS -- A leading Nazi hunter visited Copenhagen on Monday to request a police investigation into whether a Danish man was an accomplice in the murder of Jews at a camp in Nazi-occupied Belarus during World War Two.
The Dane has admitted to working as a guard at the concentration camp near Babruysk, Belarus in 1943 and witnessing executions of Jews there, according to a Danish police report from 1945 that was published in a book last year.
"He has admitted to being there. He has admitted seeing the atrocities," Efraim Zuroff, responsible for Nazi war crime investigations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Reuters by telephone from London while en route to Copenhagen.
"He has never been prosecuted and I think he is in good health. There is no reason why it should be ignored."
There was no immediate Danish police or judicial comment on Zuroff's request.