106-year-old singer settles lawsuit over Nazi entertainment claims - Telegraph
106-year-old singer settles lawsuit over Nazi entertainment claims
Published: 4:56PM BST 22 Apr 2010
106-year-old singer Johannes Heesters
Entertainer Johannes Heesters gave up asking retraction from German author and documentary maker Volker Kuehn, who said in 2008 that the entertainer sang for SS troops at Dachau concentration camp in 1941.
The Berlin state court said in a statement that Kuehn had reiterated his position, but agreed not to call Mr Heesters a liar anymore and to settle the lawsuit.
The court says Mr Heesters agreed to pay the cost of the legal proceedings. Mr Heesters' bid for retraction and an injunction had been turned down in 2008, but he appealed the decision.
In some of his works, Mr Kuehn cites a former Dachau inmate, Viktor Matejka, who insisted he pulled the curtain for Heesters before the entertainer performed for the SS.