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Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in German courtroom, age 96

The man known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” died a free man on Monday, the Der Spiegel reported.

Oskar Groening, 96, a former Nazi guard at the Auschwitz concentration and death camp during the Nazi Holocaust in World War II, was sentenced to a four-year prison term after his 2015 conviction in a court at Lueneberg as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews in the Auschwitz death camp.

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Groening had appealed the sentenced numerous times, citing his age and health, with the latest appeal having been filed in early March. He admitted “moral guilt” during his trial, and refused to ask forgiveness from his victims or survivors. “I can only ask my God for forgiveness,” he said.

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