Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning arrives for his trial at the court in Detmold, western Germany. Photograph:  Wolfgang Rattay/AFP/Getty Images

A 94-year-old ex-SS man went on trial in western Germany on Thursday, accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people in the Au(...)

 Oskar Groening (93) at the first day of his trial to face charges of being accomplice to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Photograph:  Andreas Tamme/Getty Images

A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court on Tuesday that he felt morally (...)

Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s chief Nazi hunter, in front of a placard reading “Operation last chance - late but not too late”, in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Gero Breloer/AP

The poster before the Austrian embassy in Berlin could be advertising fast food or washing powder. But, look closer, and you see the entrance to th(...)