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'Ex-Auschwitz guard' arrested

Germany has arrested an alleged former Auschwitz guard Hans Lipschis on suspicion of accessory to murder.

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Nazi hunter: Lipschis arrest is a 'very positive step'

Efraim Zuroff, the chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, has welcomed the arrest of Hans Lipschis over allegations he served as a Auschwitz death camp guard.

Lipschis number 4 on his current list of "most wanted Nazi war criminals".

Mr Zuroff told the Associated Press: "This is a very positive step, we welcome the arrest. I hope this will only be the first of many arrests, trials and convictions of death camp guards".

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