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‘Ex- Auschwitz guard’ Hans Lipschis arrested in Germany

Last Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 21:45

Zee Media Bureau

Berlin: A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard was arrested on Monday on suspicion of being an accomplice in murder.

The alleged former Auschwitz guard was arrested afterevidence of his involvement in crimes at during his presence from 1941-1945, a news agency reported.

Lipschis acknowledges he served with the Nazi SS in the notorious death camp but claims he was only a cook. About 1.5 million people, primarily Jews, were killed at the camp complex.

Lipschis was deported from the US in 1983 for lying about his Nazi past when he immigrated to Chicago in the 1950s after the war.

Stuttgart prosecutors say a doctor confirmed his health remains good enough for him to be kept in detention.

(With Agency Inputs)

First Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 21:45

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