1481 users online (248 members and 1233 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185

    Germany - Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi guard charged with 170,000 murders

    An unidentified, ( in line with German privacy laws) elderly man will face trial for the murders of 170,000 people at the Birkenau death camp of Auschwitz concentration camp during WW2, it was announced today.

    Authorities in North-Rhine Westphalia had last week been deciding whether the man - a member of the SS Death's Head Guard Battalion who guarded arriving cattle wagons and people awaiting selection on the ramp at Auschwitz 1 - should be charged. He was also posted at the death camp satellite of Auschwitz, Birkenau, from January 1943 to June 1944.

    http://www.thelocal.de/20150216/form...-170000-deaths

    'Defense attorney Johannes Salmen says his client has acknowledged being at Auschwitz I, but denies being assigned to Birkenau or being involved in killings.'

    http://nypost.com/2015/02/16/93-year...ium=SocialFlow
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185
    The selection 'ramp' at Auschwitz. Look at that little boy in the too-big coat. He's been sent left. Immediate death.

    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph...7&MediaId=6428
    Attached Images Attached Images
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    6,289
    17 June 2016

    A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people, at the end of what is likely to be one of Germany's last Holocaust trials.

    Reinhold Hanning was sentenced to five years' jail for facilitating the slaughter at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, having served at Auschwitz during the Second World War between January 1942 and June 1944. He had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7087341.html



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-29-2017, 03:08 PM
  2. Germany charges another former Auschwitz guard with murder
    By zwiebel in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-16-2015, 09:37 AM
  3. GUILTY Germany - John Demjanjuk, former Nazi guard, for war crimes, 2005
    By golfmom in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-25-2015, 10:31 PM
  4. Germany - Prosecutors recommend Auschwitz guard charges
    By Reader in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 09-05-2013, 10:21 AM
  5. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-17-2013, 09:54 AM

Tags for this Thread