93-year-old Auschwitz guard dies a week before trial

By JTA
April 8, 2016 03:52

 
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A former SS guard died a week before he was scheduled to go on trial for his alleged role in the murder of more than 1,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Ernest Tremmel’s death was announced Thursday, The Jerusalem Post reported. Tremmel, 93, was scheduled to go on trial in Hanau, Germany, on April 13. He was a member of the Auschwitz SS guard team from November 1942 to June 1943.

According to EFE Agency, Tremmel is believed to have died two days ago of natural causes.

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