‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ Fights Jail Sentence in Germany

A former Nazi SS camp guard who was convicted for his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp has challenged his four-year prison term arguing that at the age of 96 it would violate his right to life, German media reported Tuesday.

On November 29, 2017, a German court ruled that Oskar Gröning, who was also known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz,” was healthy enough to serve his prison term and rejected his request for the sentence to be suspended. They also said that the prisons could handle his special needs.

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