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Trial of Former Auschwitz Guard, 93, Opens in Germany


World  (tags: Germany, SS man, Auschwitz guard, Oskar Groening, trial, guilt confession, holocaust )

Angelika
- 1426 days ago - nytimes.com
Seven decades after the liberation of Auschwitz, a 93-year-old former SS guard at the Nazi death camp shuffled into a German court on Tuesday to answer charges of complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in summer of 1944.



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 8:35 am
Pity he wasn't tried as a younger man--kinda pointless now given his age+the fact that he's lived his life a free man all these years. Even if found guilty--no justice will ever be served--nt in this case. thx Angie
 

Angie P (139)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 8:38 am
I agree with Natasha. He is admitting guilt/remorse. Locking him in jail at this point is a waste.
 

Animae C (507)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 2:34 pm
Nobody escapes justice.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 2:52 pm
He'll face justice like nothing on this earth.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 6:39 am
Perhaps the best part of this trial is NOT punishing the man....it's bringing attention to the world that...YES...THE HOLOCAUST HAPPENED!

I think we've all encountered people who, for one reason or another, still refuse that reality. Here's another nail in the balloon of their self-delusion.
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 7:02 am
well said Pam, thanks! And THAT has exactly been his aim since he started breakingthe silence and drawing attention to himself and his case. I for one culd NEVER understand that there were folks who disbelieved and even denied it, but I assume the majority of those were abroad somewhere, not here. At least I have never met any!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 7:12 am
Totally agree with Ani Maechi, nobody escapes justice. If you escape it in this world, watch out for the next
 

Jim Ven (0)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 1:55 pm
thanks for the article.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 4:54 pm
Angelika....talk to some fervent Muslims and Anti-Semites. THEY will tell you the holocaust was ''faked'' and that it never happened.

Pathetic.

Which is why it's against the law to deny the holocaust in Germany. (At least, that's what I was told there.)
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 4:58 pm
Glad to say I've never met any of those Pam!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 10:19 pm
His punishment is that during his whole life he recalled that horror and his participation in it.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday April 24, 2015, 4:45 am
Being 93 years old it's likely he wont survive the courtcase.
 

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 24, 2015, 10:45 am
He appears to still be pretty strong and alert at his age, Arild.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday April 24, 2015, 9:27 pm
Every one will meet justice in end time with our creator God! No one will go unpunished! Justice will be served! Thanks Angie!
 
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