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June 19, 2014 9:45 am

Philadelphia Man Charged for Serving as Auschwitz Guard Appears in Court

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Barbed wire inside Auschwitz camp. Photo: wiki commons.

CBS/AP – An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

Germany launched a war crimes investigation into 89-year-old Johann Breyer, a retired toolmaker from Northeast Philadelphia.

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