Auschwitz bookkeeper admits ‘moral guilt’ at Holocaust trial

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Defendant Oskar Groening arrives for his trial in a courtroom in Lueneburg on April 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ronny Hartmann/Pool

Defendant Oskar Groening arrives for his trial in a courtroom in Lueneburg on April 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ronny Hartmann/Pool

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LUENEBURG, Germany (Reuters) Groening was 21, and by his own admission an enthusiastic Nazi, when he was sent to work at Auschwitz in 1942. Unlike many other SS men, he has spoken openly in interviews.

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  • Larry

    What is interesting is his confessions were prompted as a response to Holocaust denial. This trial being an attempt to commit his memories to public record. I am getting no impression he is bothering to contest the charges in a substantive manner.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Gr%C3%B6ning

  • James Carr

    He’s 93, leave him alone.

  • Fran

    Those who met their deaths through his actions and words and others like him, have the marvelous hope of a resurrection back to life on earth, to be reunited with family and friends (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29).

    This will soon be accomplished during the millennial and messianic rule by Christ Jesus, King of God’s kingdom or heavenly government. It is so comforting and reassuring to know that not everything is permanently lost due to these atrocious circumstances. And at least he admitted his remorse.

  • Larry

    FTS. He practically was begging to be put on trial. To tell the world what he saw. He didn’t want people to forget it, lie about it, or sweep it under the rug. Its an attempt at contrition for crimes in which there can be no possible appropriate punishment.