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Oskar Groening

Convicted ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies aged 96

BERLIN: A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died aged 96 without ever having served his sentence for being an accessory to murder, German media said Monday. Oskar Groening was among the last former Nazis to face trial for their roles in World War II, more than 70 years after the conflict, thanks to a landmark case allowing prosecution for aiding and abetting the German killing machine. He worked as an accountant at Auschwitz, sorting and counting the money taken from those killed or used as…

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…