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Former Polish PM: ‘Of Course’ Some Poles Collaborated with Nazis

A former prime minister entered Poland’s fraught debate over a new law that prohibits discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi Holocaust, bluntly telling a leading newspaper that “of course” there were cases of Poles collaborating in the extermination of the Jews.

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

Former SS Auschwitz Guard Apologizes At Trial In Germany

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it.