Elderly ex-SS guard, 94, on trial in Germany over Auschwitz “killings”

Detmold (Germany) (AFP) – A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Thursday for complicity in the murders of tens of thousands of people at the Nazi concentration camp.

Reinhold Hanning was taken to court in the western town of Detmold seven decades after the defeat of the Nazis, charged with at least 170,000 counts of accessory to murder over his role at the camp in occupied Poland.



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