- Pioneer PressJul 29 06:10 PM
Samuel Pisar, who survived Auschwitz as a boy to become a successful lawyer, an adviser to presidents and the creator of the text for Leonard Bernstein's symphony "Kaddish," died on Monday in New York. He was 86.
- Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 15 06:44 AM
A 94-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz execution camp has been convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. Oskar Groening was sentenced to four years in prison, six months longer than the penalty prosecutors were seeking. Mr. Groening's defense team had moved for him to be acquitted, arguing that he had done nothing wrong in terms of the law.
- The ForwardJul 30 02:08 AM
Barbara Puc was born in Auschwitz — and is one of the few babies to survive the infamous concentration camp. Now, she is the last one able to tell the story.
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 14 06:35 AM
A former SS officer known as the 'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' said he was "very sorry" for his time stationed at the Nazi death camp, ahead of a verdict in Germany expected Wednesday. "No one should have taken part in Auschwitz," Oskar Groening, 94, told a court in the northern city of Lueneburg on Tuesday. One of his lawyers, Susanne Frangenberg, called for an acquittal arguing that "Mr Groening...
- Evening ChronicleJul 29 11:15 AM
Reporter Keiran Southern travelled to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust which has been running since 1999
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 15 09:44 AM
A German court Wednesday sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials. Oskar Groening, 94, sat impassively in the packed courtroom as judge Franz Kompisch said "the defendant is found guilty of accessory to murder in 300,000 legally connected cases" of Hungarian Jews sent to the gas ...
- Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 15 06:36 AM
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling "moral guilt" for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesday, a court ruled that he was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison.
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 14 08:50 PM
A verdict is due Wednesday in the case of a former SS officer known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, expected to be one of the last German trials of its kind. A court in the northern city of Lueneburg, which has been hearing the case since April, is to read out its judgement on 94-year-old Oskar Groening from 0730 GMT. As the proceedings wrapped up on Tuesday with the defence calling for an ...
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 15 06:22 AM
Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals. Seven decades after World War II, a German court sentenced Oskar Groening, 94, to four years in prison for accessory to the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews sent to the death camp's gas chambers in 1944 ...
- Chicago TribuneJul 15 05:34 AM
Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling "moral guilt" for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesday, a court ruled that he was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison.
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