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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies before entering jail

Oskar Gröning, found guilty over his role as accountant at Nazi death camp, dies in hospital aged 96A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” has died aged 96 without ever having served his sentence for being an accessory to murder, German media said on Monday. Oskar Gröning was among the last former Nazis to face trial for their roles in the second world war, more than 70 years after the conflict, thanks to a landmark case allowing prosecution for aiding and abetting the German extermination programme. Related:...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 12 March