Oskar Groning

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  Oskar Gröning, who died before beginning a four year sentence handed down in 2015.  Photograph:  Hans-Jurgen Wege/Getty Images

Oskar Gröning, an unassuming onetime corporal in Hitler’s Waffen SS who became known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, one of the very last Germans to f(...)

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(...)

94-year-old former SS sergeant Oskar Groening listens to the verdict of his trial on Wednesday. Photograph: Axel Heimken/AP

Opinions were divided and tempers heated when Oskar Gröning, a 94-year-old former SS officer, shuffled into a German courtroom in April to answer for (...)

Former Nazi death camp officer Oskar Gröning, dubbed the ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, is on trial charged with  accessory to murder in 300,000 cases of deported Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers. He faces up to 15 years in jail. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images

What was billed as the last great Auschwitz trial when it opened last week has, in week two, triggered an emotional battle among Holocaust survivors o(...)

Former SS officer Oskar Gröing sits outside during a break of his trial. The 93-year-old  did not contribute directly to killings but “gave the Nazi regime an economic boost” to continue its murderous campaign, the court heard. Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

As Auschwitz arrivals drew their last breaths in gas chambers, the 21 year-old SS officer Oskar Gröning plundered their suitcases for valuables.Yeste(...)

Hilde Michnia is suspected of forcing prisoners on an evacuation march in 1945

Up six steps from the front door, Hilde Michnia’s brown apartment door is decorated with a garland of white polyester roses. A black strip, reading “2(...)