Oskar Groening: 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' conviction upheld
A German federal court has upheld the conviction for being an accessory to murder of a former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp.
Oskar Groening, called "the bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in July 2015, but he appealed.
It is the first time a conviction arguing that simply serving at a death camp is enough has been upheld.
The verdict sets a precedent for pursuing others accused of serving at death camps.
At the original trial in Lueneburg, presiding Judge Franz Kompisch said Groening was part of the "machinery of death", helping... read more
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