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  • The last living Nazis

     The last living Nazis
    Johann Breyer appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom recently to face accusations that he assisted in the murder of thousands of Jews as a guard at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. He has been charged by German authorities with 158 counts of "aiding and abetting" in murder — one count for each of the 158 trainloads of Jews delivered to Auschwitz in 1944.
  • Former Auschwitz guard faces potential extradition, trial

    Stooped, slightly dazed, and hobbling with a cane for support, 89-year-old Johann Breyer shuffled into a federal courtroom Wednesday to account once again for his role in atrocities committed nearly a lifetime ago. Federal authorities arrested the...

    Charges recommended against 30 alleged Auschwitz guards in Germany

    Charges recommended against 30 alleged Auschwitz guards in Germany
    BERLIN -- Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, federal authorities in Germany said Tuesday that they were recommending that charges of accessory to murder be brought against 30 alleged guards at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland....

    Nazi hunters launch German campaign to nab war criminals

    On a mission to hunt down long-elusive Nazi fugitives, Operation Last Chance was launched in major German cities Tuesday by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center. The center’s director for Israel, Efraim Zuroff, pronounced the quest to bring...

    Ex-Chicagoan suspected of being Auschwitz guard arrested in Germany

    Ex-Chicagoan suspected of being Auschwitz guard arrested in Germany
    A suspected Auschwitz concentration camp guard and former Chicago resident was arrested Monday in Germany, according to a Nazi-hunting group. Prosecutors in Stuttgart did not name the 93-year-old man, but said he was arrested on "strong suspicion" of...