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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' says he is 'morally guilty'

The frail 93-year-old man dubbed the 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' arrived in court today to face the charge of accessory to murder of 300,000 people.

Oskar Groning says he didn't kill anyone but simply took money and belongings from those sent to their deaths.

He admits 'moral responsibility' but the court in Luneburg, Germany must now decide if his actions also constitute criminal responsibility.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports.


Auschwitz survivor: Groning 'has emotional difficulties'

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has spoken of the "physical, mental and emotional" difficulties suffered by Oscar Groning, the 93-year-old Auschwitz bookkeeper whose trial starts today in Germany.

Ms Kor, who was held at the infamous camp herself as child, told press that she believed Groning was "doing his very best".

Auschwitz bookkeeper Oskar Groning arrives at court

A former bookkeeper at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz has arrived at a court in Germany to stand trial.

Defendant Oskar Groning arrives for his trial in Luneburg, Germany. Credit: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Oskar Groning is accused of being an accessory in the murder of 300,000 people, despite not being involved in any killing at the notorious camp.


Auschwitz survivor: I survived like a rat in a hole

A Holocaust survivor has told ITV News she survived her time in the Auschwitz death camp "like a rat in a hole".

Rose Schindler was just 14 years old when she arrived at the camp.

"I feel disgusted that it's all still here," she told ITV News Presenter Mark Austin.

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