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Singer settles suit over alleged Nazi-performance

Singer settles suit over alleged Nazi-performance

A German court says entertainer Johannes Heesters has settled a lawsuit over a claim he sang for Nazi guards at a concentration camp during World War II.
The Berlin state court says in a statement released Thursday that the 106-year-old singer gave up asking retraction from the German author and documentary maker Volker Kuehn, who said in 2008 that the entertainer sang for SS troops at Dachau concentration camp in 1941.
Kuehn reiterated his position, but accepted not to call Heesters a liar anymore and to settle the lawsuit.
The court says Heesters agreed to pay the cost of the legal proceedings. Heester's bid for retraction and an injunction had been turned down in 2008, but he appealed the decision.