- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Germany may go after dozens of former Auschwitz death camp guards in court, including an Israeli citizen, as justice ministers announced on Tuesday they’re mulling prosecutions.

Prosecutors have named 30 former guards as potential defendants, BBC reported. Most are spread across Germany but seven live abroad. And all are elderly — with one as old as 97.

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Justice Ministry is heading up the investigation. So far, 49 have been investigated, and officials have recommended taking 30 of them to court for further prosecution.

Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi death camps. It was estimated 1.1 million — mostly Jews — were murdered at the site.

Just a couple months ago, the Simon Wiesenthal Center based in the United States kicked off a poster campaign in Berlin to obtain information on Nazi camp fugitives, with the slogan: “Late — but not too late.”




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