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Former Nazi SS officer dies before serving a four-year jail term
Authorities in Germany have announced [Der Spiegel report, in German] the death of Oskar Groening, a former Nazi SS officer who was known as "the bookkeeper of Auschwitz." Groening was sentenced last November to four years in prison for being an acc (More)
Germany court determines Auschwitz medic unfit to stand trial
The Neubrandenburg state court announced on Tuesday that it is ending the trial of former SS medic Hubert Zafke after experts determined he is unfit to stand trial because of his dementia. Zafke, 96, was charged with 3,621 counts of accessory to m (More)
Austria court convicts man for violating anti-nazi laws with Facebook post
An Austrian court in the District of Feldkirch found a man guilty of violating the country's anti-Nazi laws on Monday for his claims that the mass killing of Jews in gas chambers is a fictitious story. Austria's Prohibition Act of 1947 provided a l (More)
Poland seeks extradition of Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes
Poland's special prosecutors have requested the US extradite a Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes. Michael Karkoc, 98, is a former commander of an SS-led Nazi unit responsible for burning Polish villages and killing civilians during World War (More)
Austria Constitutional Court: okay for government to seize Hitler's birth-home
The Austria Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the government seizure of the apartment complex where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born is constitutional. The Court elaborated [press release, PDF; German and English] that "the expropriation (More)
Romania enacts legislation enabling restitution for Holocaust survivors
Romania's parliament approved legislation on Friday that facilitates financial support for Holocaust survivors. The law, which will be enforced starting July 1, will offer 400 lei (USD $97.98) per month for each year of deportation or detention to t (More)
Poland court seeks extradition of US man suspected of Nazi involvement
The Lublin District Court on Tuesday accepted the prosecutor's request for arrest from the Institute of National Remembrance for Michael Karkoc, a US citizen who is suspected of commanding a German-led Ukrainian military unit during the second Worl (More)
Germany court upholds conviction of former Nazi officer
The German Federal Court of Justice has upheld the conviction [judgment, in German; press release, in German] of former Nazi SS Officer Oskar Groening, for his role in the deaths of over 300,000 people during the Holocaust, according to court docum (More)
Trial of Auschwitz medic postponed
A German court says the trial of a former medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp [Guardian profile] must be postponed due to complaints. The Neubrandenburg state court has received numerous complaints that the judge and others in the court are (More)
Germany court begins trial of 95-year-old former SS medic
The Neubrandenburg state court in Germany on Monday started the trial of a 95-year-old former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz camp. Hubert Zafke is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for a one-month period at the camp. Zafke's tri (More)
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