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Convicted Nazi guard dubbed the 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies aged 96

Oskar Groening known as the'bookkeeper of Auschwitz who in 2015 became one of the last people to be convicted for crimes in the Nazi genocide has died aged 96 BREAKING NEWS: The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz DIES aged 96 without ever seeing the inside of a jail cell for his role in 300,000 murders
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 10:46

The legal doctrine under which Nazis can be tried in Germany began to evolve with the conviction in 2011 of another convicted Nazi war criminal, John Demjanjuk, as an accessory to the murder of 28,000 Jews in the Sobibor death camp in Poland.

Oskar Groening, the former Auschwitz guard convicted in his 90s for his role in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews at the concentration camp, has died in Germany.

A German court convicted Groening in 2015 as an accessory to murder and sentenced him to four years in prison.

Groening lost an appeal in December, and in January, German prosecutors denied his clemency request.

A Red Cross worker helps former SS guard Oskar Groening, right, leaves the court after the verdict of his trial.

Groening had admitted to being tasked with gathering the money and valuables found in the baggage of murdered Jews and handing it over to his superiors for transfer to Berlin.

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Prisoners were transported by train to the Auschwitz death camp.

At least 1.1 million people were killed in the camps at Auschwitz, the vast majority of them Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide, but also Poles, gay people, disabled people and other persecuted minorities.

"This is the only time I participated in a gassing", he added, before correcting himself: "I don't mean participated, I mean observed".

"The essential, nearly frightening, point about Oskar Groening is that he is one of the least exceptional human beings you are ever likely to meet", said author Laurence Rees, who interviewed Groening in 2005.

"If you are convinced that the destruction of Judaism is necessary, then it no longer matters how the killing takes place", he said, describing his feelings as a young SS officer.

At his trial he said he was "morally guilty" for the work he carried out.

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