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97 year-old tried for Nazi war crimes
Hungarian accused over 1942 massacre of Serbs in wartime Yugoslavia.
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 20:36

A Hungarian court on Thursday began the trial of Sandor Kepiro, 97, accused over the massacre of more than a thousand people in the Serbian city of Novi Sad during World War II.

Kepiro, a Hungarian, served as a gendarme during the war, when parts of then-Yugoslavia were occupied by troops from Hungary, then allied with Nazi Germany. More than a thousand civilians -- Serbs, Jews and Roma -- were killed in the 1942 Novi Sad massacre, ordered in retaliation for attacks by partisans.

Kepiro has denied that he committed murders or knew about them at the time.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

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