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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' guilty of accessory to 300,000 murders

94-year-old Oskar Groening, the so-called 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', has been found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people.

A German court has sentenced him to four years in prison.

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European Jewish Congress welcomes Groening verdict

Dr Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, which represents Jewish organisations in 40 countries said that he welcomed today’s verdict on Oskar Groening, "and the historic significance of the trial".

He also praised "the opportunity it provides for to educate a generation that is all too distant from the horrors of the Holocaust".

He added: "Although more than 70 years have passed since the liberation of the Nazi death camps, this trial reminds us that there is no statute of limitations for those responsible for Nazi horrors and of the real and present danger of intolerance and demonstrates the constant need to guard against anti-Semitism, racism and hate.”

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