Late Push on War Crimes Prosecutors to Probe 50 Auschwitz Guards

Prosecutors have obtained a list of 50 former Auschwitz guards still alive in Germany and will investigate whether they can stand trial. Guards at other death camps and members of the feared Einsatzgruppen death squads are also being traced in a late push to bring the surviving perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice.
An undated photograph showing Auschwitz-Birkenau's main guard house, which prisoners called "the gate of death."

An undated photograph showing Auschwitz-Birkenau's main guard house, which prisoners called "the gate of death."

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