Ex-Auschwitz paramedic accused of accessory to mass murder

By REUTERS
September 12, 2016 18:27

BERLIN - A 95-year-old former paramedic at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz was charged in a German court on Monday with being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people in a trial that is likely to be one of Germany's last linked to the Holocaust.

Hubert Zafke worked as a paramedic in Auschwitz from Aug. 15 to September 14 in 1944. During this month, at least 14 deportation trains arrived at the extermination camp from places as far away as Lyon, Vienna and Westerbork in the Netherlands.

Although the former paramedic is not accused of having been directly involved in any killings, the prosecution's office says that he was aware of the camp's function as a facility for mass murder.


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