Nazi Soldier Sentenced to 4 Years

A former SS soldier who served for two years at Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison as an accessory to murder. Oskar Gröning seized valuables from prisoners arriving at the Nazi concentration camp. A court found him complicit in the killing of 300,000 Jews brought through the camp, even though he wasn’t operating the gas chambers himself, and gave him a sentence longer than the 3.5 years requested by prosecutors. Gröning said he was “truly sorry” about what transpired, but did not ask for forgiveness from his victims.