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Poll: Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes?

For more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.

The International Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
The International Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
Image: Markus Schreiber

AN 89-YEAR-OLD man who admits being in the SS but denies serving at Auschwitz has been arrested in the US for alleged war crimes and may be extradited to Germany.

For more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.

But that changed in 2011 when a former guard was sentenced for more than 27,000 counts of being accessory to murder.

Today’s poll, Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes?


Poll Results:

Yes. (3383)
No. (1733)
Don't know. (812)



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Rónán Duffy

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