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Convicted Former Auschwitz Guard Dies in Germany at 95

Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for Holocaust victims, has died. He was 95.

Hanning died on Tuesday, his attorney Andreas Scharmer told The Associated Press on Thursday without providing further details.

Hanning was convicted last June in Detmold state court in northwestern Germany and sentenced to five years in prison, though he never served time behind bars as his case was still being appealed.

Unlike most other death camp guards who have been brought to trial, …read more

Source: Voice of America

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