Germany may charge 30 Auschwitz Nazi guards

[From the BBC news website]

German justice officials have said 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards should face prosecution.

The Baden-Wuerttemberg state justice ministry, heading the investigation, said 49 guards had been investigated, of whom 30 should be prosecuted.

The 30 are spread across Germany, and another seven are living abroad. They are said to be aged up to 97.

Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi death camp. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were murdered there.

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2 responses to “Germany may charge 30 Auschwitz Nazi guards

  1. And today in the news: “Auschwitz-Wachmannschaft: Durchsuchungen bei früheren SS-Männern” http://www.hr-online.de/website/rubriken/nachrichten/indexhessen34938.jsp?rubrik=36082&key=standard_document_50907265
    (Sorry, couldn’t find an English version of the news…)

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