Former Auschwitz guard on trial describes camp operations in chilling detail

April 22, 2015 2:16 PM

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Former Auschwitz guard on trial describes camp operations in chilling detail

LUENEBURG, Germany – A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.

Oskar Groening is being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, related to a period between May and July 1944 when around 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Nazi-occupied Poland and most immediately gassed to death.

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