- Los Angeles TimesMay 03 09:40 AM
Once a week for more than three years, Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski held a razor to the neck of the death camp's commandant.
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 04 01:51 PM
The presidents of Germany and Poland on Monday attended the funeral of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, an Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister who died last month at the age of 93. "A former prisoner of Auschwitz and Stalinist prisons, he conveyed the truth about crimes carried out by totalitarian, Hitler and Stalinist regimes," Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said at the Warsaw...
- Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 30 08:47 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He was 95.
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 27 10:47 AM
Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP. Tattooed as prisoner 121, Paczynski was among the first 700 Polish prisoners of war that the Nazis ...
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 20 10:38 PM
A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives expected in the courtroom. Oskar Groening, 93, will be tried on "accessory to murder" charges in 300,000 cases of deported Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers, and faces up to 15 years jail. Given the advanced age of most ...
- Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 21 10:01 AM
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — Former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening told a German court Tuesday that he helped keep watch as thousands of Jews were led from cattle cars directly to the gas chambers at the Auschwitz death camp where he served as a guard.
- Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 21 08:37 AM
By Michelle Martin LUENEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed there. Oskar Groening, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials, is accused of assisting in the...
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 21 07:00 AM
German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that he knew about the gassing of Jews and other prisoners. "I ask for forgiveness," he said at the ...
- Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 22 07:18 AM
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.
- The Christian Science MonitorApr 21 09:26 AM
Oskar Groening is accused of assisting in the murder of 300,000 people at the Nazi camp although he did not kill anyone himself.
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