German prosecutors recommend pursuing charges against 30 of alleged Auschwitz guards

  • Article by: DAVID McHUGH , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 9:50 AM

LUDWIGSBURG, Germany — The German special prosecutors' office that investigates Nazi war crimes said Tuesday it is recommending charges against dozens of alleged former Auschwitz guards, opening the possibility of a new wave of trials almost 70 years after the end of World War II.

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tuttifruttiSep. 3, 13 7:34 AM

Stop the witch hunt. Even if these men were guards they were just following orders. To not follow orders would have been a death sentence for them. They are not able to defend themselves so long after the war. Stop the nonsense now!

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fooledmeonceSep. 3, 13 7:52 AM

the reasons given means the whole German army should be prosecuted for crimes against the world

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iowasenseSep. 3, 13 8:33 AM

In 1944 at age 18 you were assigned to guard the gate at Auschwitz and were there for almost 9 months. So we are going to try you as an accessory to the atrocities that took place there.

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jan202009Sep. 3, 1310:02 AM

"As part of the investigation prosecutors surveyed anew the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and concluded no one could have been there for more than a day or two without learning that people were being gassed to death and their bodies incinerated at the site, he said." This is the part the deniers and apologists want us to forget. If true, the individuals charged here had a choice at the time. They CHOSE to participate in the genocidal destruction of their fellow human beings. No one has the right to favor his own existence over refusing to act as an accessory to genocide. that's the message of these prosecutions, and it needs reinforcing apparently, from reading some of the comments posted here.

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