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September 18, 2015

Germany seeks to torture another 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 4:43 pm

You can read here about a man named Reinhold H. who is the next person in Germany who will be tortured, by being dragged into court, because he was a guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, seventy years ago.

This is the headline of the article:

Germany seeking to try former Auschwitz guard, 93
Prosecutors await health assessment for man known as Reinhold H., accused of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above, which was included with the news article, should not be used in a news article that mentions that prisoners were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau. As everyone knows, children under the age of 15 were immediately gassed upon arrival, so how could these children have survived?  One of the children in the photo, Eva Kor, is still alive and well and giving lectures.

Eva Moses Kor is the girl on the far right

Eva Moses Kor is the girl on the far right

This quote is from the news article:

The retiree [Reinhold H.] is accused of serving as a guard at the [Auschwitz-Birkenau] extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland from 1942 through 1944. Prosecutors argue he is an accessory to murder for helping the death camp function but he’s not charged with a specific killing.

The suspect says he was assigned to a part of the [Auschwitz-Birkenau] camp not involved in the mass murders.
BERLIN — A court in western Germany says it’s waiting on a doctor’s assessment of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard to determine if he can stand trial on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

This is not the first time this year a nonagenarian has stood trial for his alleged activities at the Nazi death camp during the Holocaust.

In July, 94-year-old former Nazi SS officer Oskar Groening, known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,” was given a four-year jail sentence [after he] was convicted by a court in the northern German city of Lueneburg of accessory to murder in 300,000 cases of Hungarian Jews sent to the gas chambers from May to July 1944.

Reinhold H. will be tried for the crime of “accessory to murder.”  At the time that he committed this alleged crime, he didn’t know that it was a crime to work at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Germany should be worrying about the consequences of their plan to allow 800,000 Muslims from Syria into their country.