Trial begins for the 'bookkeeper' of Auschwitz Oskar Groning

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

Oskar Groning, 93, is accused of being an accessory in the murder of 300,000 people, despite not being involved in any killing at the notorious camp.

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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".


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