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German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his service as a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz during World War II.
Oskar Groening of Hannover, Germany, has acknowledged that he was a guard at Auschwitz but said he did not personally commit any of the atrocities, The Associated Press reported Monday. He was a guard at the concentration camp from May to June 1944. Some 425,000 Hungarian Jews came to Auschwitz during that time; about 300,000 were murdered in its gas chambers.
Groening, who is reportedly in good health, is one of about 30 former Auschwitz guards who were recommended by German federal investigators to be charged by state prosecutors following the conviction of John Demjanjuk, who died while his case was under appeal.
Some 20 Auschwitz victims and their families are co-plaintiffs in the case against Groening, according to AP.
originally posted by: buster2010
It's strange that they are willing to go after this guy but do nothing to the people that backed Hitler and sold him the chemicals that were used to kill the Jews.
After World War II ended in 1945, the two directors of the Testa company, Bruno Tesch and Karl Weinbacher, were tried in a British military court, convicted of mass murder, and executed for their part in producing and distributing Zyklon B. source
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Not Authorized
I'm sure they're only charging him for those at his camp. According to the article they tried to convict many times in the past but always lacked evidence. He's confessed and now charged.