German Prosecutors: Ex-Auschwitz Guard, 96, Fit for Prison

BERLIN (AP) — A 96-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard who was convicted as an accessory to murder is fit to go to prison, German prosecutors said Wednesday. His lawyer said he will contest their decision.

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Art Exhibit in Poland Shows Auschwitz Through Inmates’ Eyes

WARSAW, Poland — A new exhibition in southern Poland shows the brutality of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz through the artistic work of its inmates. Some of the artworks are being shown publicly for the first time.


Poland Unveils Memorial to WWII Hero Slain by Communists

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Warsaw’s mayor has unveiled a monument to a World War II hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and informed firsthand on the atrocities there but later was killed by the communist regime. Witold PILECKI Polish resistance


Pope Meets Auschwitz Survivors At Death Wall

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.


Pope Francis to Visit Auschwitz Death Camp on Friday

As part of his weeklong trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis has announced he will be visiting the Auschwitz extermination camp this Friday, where Nazi soldiers put to death over a million prisoners, most of them Jews.

Pope Francis attends the funeral of Cardinal Giovanni Coppa at St. Peter's Basilica on May 18, 2016 in Vatican. / AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Auschwitz Guard Reinhold Hanning Convicted

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people, at the end of what is likely to be one of Germany’s last Holocaust trials.

Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning (C) leaves the court after the start of his trial in Detmold, western Germany, on February 11, 2016.