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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz's' plea for mercy rejected - German media

Added: 18.01.2018 3:04 | 0 views | 0 comments


A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been rejected, German media cited prosecutors as saying on Wednesday. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. No one at the prosecutor's office in Lueneburg, where Groening's trial took place in 2015, was immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

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Hitler’s Auschwitz bookkeeper to finally face justice as 94-year-old deemed fit for jail

Added: 17.01.2018 19:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

GERMAN prosecutors today said an 11th hour plea for clemency by former SS man Oskar Groening has failed and that he is headed to jail.

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German man known as 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for clemency

Added: 17.01.2018 10:08 | 0 views | 0 comments


A 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has filed a plea for clemency, a regional justice spokesman said on Monday. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. Christian Lauenstein, spokesman for the justice ministry in the northern state of Lower Saxony where the 2015 trial took place, said Groening's plea for clemency had been passed on to public prosecutors.

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'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz': Nazi guard, 96, begs for mercy to avoid jail

Added: 17.01.2018 9:11 | 1 views | 0 comments

A FORMER Nazi guard dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” has begged for mercy in a last-ditch attempt to avoid jail.

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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' appeals for clemency in last effort to avoid prison

Added: 16.01.2018 23:06 | 0 views | 0 comments


A former Auschwitz death camp guard has launched a bid for clemency in a final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder, German authorities said on Monday.  Attorneys for Oskar Groening, 96, filed the appeal with prosecutors in Lueneburg, where he was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but hasn't yet spent any time behind bars because of the appeals process.  His role documenting prisoners' belongings saw him nicknamed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz". Lueneburg prosecutors' spokeswoman Wiebke Bethke said her office would likely make a decision on the clemency request this week, in consultation with the panel of judges who convicted Groening.  She said she wasn't permitted to give details of Groening's argument for why he shouldn't serve his sentence.  A doctor has previously declared Groening fit to go to prison so long as there is appropriate medical care.  Groening exhausted his last chance at legal appeals in December when the country's highest court rejected his attorneys' argument that imprisoning him would violate his constitutional right to life and physical safety.  The Federal Constitutional Court noted, however, that German law allows for prison sentences to be interrupted if a prisoner's health deteriorates significantly.  Hannover prosecutors, who have been handling Groening's case, told The Associated Press that Groening hasn't yet been summoned to report to prison following the final court ruling, but that consideration of the clemency appeal shouldn't delay that process.  Groening testified at his trial that he oversaw the collection of prisoners' belongings and ensured that valuables and cash were separated to be sent to Berlin. He said he witnessed individual atrocities, but didn't acknowledge participating in any crimes.  The court that convicted him ruled, however, that he was part of the "machinery of death," helping the camp function and collecting money stolen from the victims to help the Nazi cause, and thus could be convicted as an accessory to the murders committed there. 

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German man known as 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for clemency

Added: 16.01.2018 22:08 | 0 views | 0 comments


A 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has filed a plea for clemency, a regional justice spokesman said on Monday. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. Christian Lauenstein, spokesman for the justice ministry in the northern state of Lower Saxony where the 2015 trial took place, said Groening's plea for clemency had been passed on to public prosecutors.

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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

Added: 16.01.2018 7:03 | 0 views | 0 comments


A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence. Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request for mercy" with prosecutors in the northern city Lueneburg, a spokesman for the justice ministry in Lower Saxony state told AFP on Monday. Germany's constitutional court ruled in late December that the former SS man must serve out his four-year sentence as an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the death camp, rejecting defenders' argument that imprisonment at such an advanced age would violate his "right to life".

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German man known as 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for clemency

Added: 15.01.2018 22:41 | 0 views | 0 comments


A 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has filed a plea for clemency, a regional justice spokesman said on Monday. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. Christian Lauenstein, spokesman for the justice ministry in the northern state of Lower Saxony where the 2015 trial took place, said Groening's plea for clemency had been passed on to public prosecutors.

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Revealed: The 'secret' love story of an Auschwitz tattooist who survived the Nazi horror

Added: 10.01.2018 4:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

THE harrowing love story of a Jewish man held prisoner at Auschwitz and an 18-year-old girl he was forced to tattoo by Nazis at the death camp has been revealed in a heart-wrenching new book.

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