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Auschwitz guards face charges

German justice officials have recommended that 30 alleged former Auschwitz guards should face charges over Nazi war crimes, despite no direct evidence of knowledge or involvement in the atrocities.

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Ex-Auschwitz guards 'guilty of complicity in murder'

German justice officials have called for 30 alleged former Nazi guards to face prosecution for their role in facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz death camp during World War Two.

"The accused ... are all former guards at the concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau and we take the view that this job - regardless of what they can be individually accused of - makes them guilty of complicity in murder

– Chief prosecutor Kurt Schirm

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