Investigations are being launched into the crimes of 50 former
guards of the Auschwitz- Birkenau extermination camp under suspicion of
murder, reported German news website Der Westen.
case is under investigation by Germany's Central Office of the State
Justice Administrations for the Investigation of National Socialist
Crimes, which is officially known as Zentrale Stelle, and is reportedly
based in the city of Ludwigsburg.
Kurt Schrimm, 64, who has been Chief Prosecutor in the investigation, told Der Westen that the case is unique because of the age of the suspects.