Perpetrators of the Holocaust Alleged Auschwitz Guard Arrested

Hans Lipschis, a 93-year-old thought to have been a guard at Auschwitz, was arrested in Germany on Monday. The Lithuanian-born man, who was added to the Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted list last month, says he was only a cook. But prosecutors believe he supported the killing in his role as a guard.
Photo dated May 27, 1944 showing Nazis selecting prisoners on the platform at the entrance of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

Photo dated May 27, 1944 showing Nazis selecting prisoners on the platform at the entrance of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

Foto: AFP/ Yad Vashem Archives
cro -- with wire reports