The BookKeeper of Auschwitz dies, with 96 years and condemned for Nazi crimes.

The so-called “BookKeeper of Auschwitz”, former member of the Hitlerite SS Oskar Gröning, condemned for complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews during Nazism, died on friday at age 96.The former member of the Hitlerite SS, who served on the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz between 1942 and 1944, was found guilty of complicity in those deaths and sentenced to four years in prison.

Last December, the Constitutional Court had ratified the sentence issued by the Hearing of Lüneburg (north) in 2015 and rejected the appeal presented by the convicted person against his imprisonment, due to age and precarious state of health.

Oskar Gröning served in Auschwitz between 1942 and 1944

The defendant admitted his “moral complicity” in the deaths of Auschwitz, the deadliest among the Nazi extermination camps, installed in occupied Poland, where he was in charge of seizing and managing the money and belongings of those who arrived as deportees.

The defendant showed his repentance and apologized to the survivors and relatives of the victims, as well as regretting not having acted in consequence of crimes that, he acknowledged, he was perfectly aware of.


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