June 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US officials on Tuesday arrested 89-year-old Johann Breyer on charges that he was a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II. Breyer has admitted to serving at Auschwitz but claims that his service was involuntary and that he did not take part in any killings. Breyer was ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
German officials on Thursday raided the homes of three men and arrested them for their suspected roles as guards at the Auschwitz death camp during World War II. The men, aged 88, 92 and 94, are currently being detained in the Hohenasperg prison hospital. They are being charged as accessories to ...[read more]
December 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The head of the German prosecutors' office that specializes in investigating Nazi crimes reported on Monday that its investigation into 50 individuals suspected of serving as guards at Auschwitz is almost complete. The individuals are being investigated under a new legal theory, which argues that ...[read more]
May 7, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
German authorities on Monday arrested a 93-year-old man for allegedly serving as a guard at Auschwitz and assisting in the mass murder carried out at the death camp. Hans Lipschis, who was deported from the US in 1983 for lying about his Nazi affiliations, has acknowledged being assigned to an SS ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Germany is seeking the extradition of an 87-year-old Philadelphia man who is accused of committing war crimes as an SS Guard at Auschwitz concentration camp, the Associated Press (AP) reported Sunday. Retired Toolmaker Johann Breyer told the AP that he was a guard at the camp but was not involved ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
German prosecutors announced Wednesday that they are contemplating charges against an 87-year-old man suspected of having been a Nazi prison guard. The German special prosecutors' office that pursues Nazi-era crimes is recommending that charges be filed against the man alleged to have served as an ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Two independent UN human rights experts noted Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday by calling on the international community to find solutions to the persistent exclusion of Roma denizens from larger society in all countries. "Pharrajimos" is observed each August 2 in remembrance of the ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (INR), the body charged with investigating Nazi and communist-era crimes, on Thursday announced a new probe into Nazi crimes aimed at tracking down living Nazi perpetrators. The investigation, opened by the branch in Krakow, follow investigations ...[read more]

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