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Germany pursues Auschwitz guards

German justice officials say 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards still living in Germany should face prosecution.

German justice officials have said 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards should face prosecution.

The Baden-Wuerttemberg state justice ministry, heading the investigation, said 49 guards had been investigated, of whom 30 should be prosecuted.

The 30 are spread across Germany, and another seven are living abroad. They are said to be aged up to 97.

Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi death camp. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were murdered there.

Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.

  • 03 Sep
  • From the section Europe