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Aug 22, 2012 8:05 PM by Joe Bevans

87 year old Nazi could be charged

BERLIN (AP) - The German prosecutors' office that pursues Nazi-era crimes says it is recommending charges be filed against an 87-year-old man over allegations he served as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp. Head prosecutor Kurt Schrimm told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the man, whose name he would not release, is accused of involvement in the killing of 344,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in occupied Poland from April 1944 until January 1945. The man is a non-German currently living outside Germany but Schrimm would give no other details. His office has turned the case over to prosecutors in Weiden, in Bavaria, to determine whether to file charges. Weiden has jurisdiction over the area where the suspect last lived in Germany.

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