May 13, 2015
by Emelina Perez
A judge for the Lueneburg state court in Germany said the trial against a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard can resume, finding him fit to stand trial. Oskar Gröening was charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for processing the belongings of ...[read more]
April 21, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Oskar Groening, a former Auschwitz guard, admitted in his opening statement before a court in Germany Tuesday that he shared the burden of moral guilt for his role at Auschwitz, which earned him the title, "Accountant of Auschwitz," but left it to the judges to determine if his actions were ...[read more]
February 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
A 94-year-old man will stand trial in Germany for 3,681 counts of accessory to murder on allegations of serving in the Auschwitz death camp during World War II. Prosecutors stated that the man was a former SS sergeant who served as a medic in an SS hospital in Auschwitz. As a medic, the ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Valerie Howell
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday called for for a change in education practices and governmental activities in order to curtail the state of current worldwide atrocities. In a speech made to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of ...[read more]
February 2, 2015
by William Helbling
A German court said Monday that a 93-year-old man dubbed the "accountant of Auschwitz" will stand trial on charges that he was an accessory to the killing of 300,000 people. Oskar Groening, an SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp, claims he viewed many atrocities at the facility but never ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made a statement on Monday ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 70 years after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated. Hussein stated that the world is still haunted by ...[read more]
January 22, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
As part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp (USHMM backgrounder), UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Wednesday called for an examination of why genocide continues to be perpetrated in some parts of the world. Titled " ...[read more]
January 18, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
During a Holocaust memorial service at the Park East Synagogue in New York City on Saturday, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said preventing genocide requires making concerted efforts to figure out the forces that cause it. Eliasson emphasized attempting to improve understanding between ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from the disposed luggage of inmates and transferring it to the SS's ...[read more]
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]

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