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Court rules ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, 96, must go to jail

BERLIN: Germany’s constitutional court has ruled that a 96-year-old German must go to jail over his role in mass murders committed at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War Two, refusing to overturn a lower court ruling. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" for his job counting cash taken from the camp’s victims, was sentenced to four years’ jail in 2015, but wrangling over his health and age have delayed the start of his sentence. The constitutional court rejected the argument by…

The Liberation Day of Auschwitz

Seven decades ago, on this very day that is the 27th of January 1945, the notorious Nazi death camp for Jewish prisoners, Auschwitz, was liberated as the Russian troops annexed Poland and marched into the city.