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Friday, December 4, 2015

Auschwitz guard on duty when Anne Frank arrived in 1944 to face charges

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception


A former SS guard who was on duty when Jewish diarist Anne Frank arrived at the Auschwitz death camp in 1944 has been fit enough to stand trial on charges of mass murder.

Hubert Zafke, 95, was examined by psychiatric doctors this week appointed by a court in Rostock and judged mentally sound enough to go on trial for his part in the murders of 3,681 people.

Zafke served at the Nazi extermination facility in occupied Poland as a medic and claims he took no part in the estimated 1.2 million murders of Jews and others that took place there. 

Earlier this year a lower court ruled Zafke was incompetent to stand trial but that has now been overturned and he could be in the dock by the early spring. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3342659/Former-Auschwitz-guard-duty-Anne-Frank-arrived-1944-deemed-fit-face-charges-murdering-3-681-people.html#ixzz3tPr2szBe



Former Auschwitz guard Hubert Zafke who has been charged with the murders of 3,681 people at the Nazi death camp
Jewish diarist Anne Frank
Accused: Former SS guard Hubert Zafke, who was on duty when Jewish diarist Anne Frank arrived at the Auschwitz death camp, has been ruled fit enough to stand trial on charges of mass murder

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