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February 11, 2016 10:49 am

Two Former SS Men to Go on Trial in Germany for Mass Murder at Auschwitz

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The gates of the Auschwitz death camp. Two former SS men will go on trial for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The gates of Auschwitz. Two former SS men will go on trial for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at the concentration camp. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals.

Reinhold Hanning, 93, faces court in the western town of Detmold from Thursday, charged with at least 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in his role as a former guard at the camp in occupied Poland.

Read full story at AFP.

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