Ex-Auschwitz Guard, Oskar Groening, Fit for Prison

Associated Press and Tony Hemmings and Carlo Angerer and Cassandra Vinograd

BERLIN — German prosecutors say they consider a 96-year-old former death camp guard known as the “accountant of Auschwitz” who had been convicted as an accessory to murder fit to go to prison.

Oskar Groening was convicted in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced to four years in prison. In November, a federal court rejected his appeal.




Image: Former SS officer Oskar Groening

Former SS officer Oskar Groening sits in the courtroom in Lueneburg, northern Germany,