RegulationLegal“Accountant of Auschwitz” in dock

"Accountant of Auschwitz" in dock

The case against Gröning came to light last year when a number of former SS members' homes were raided by German authorities

“Accountant of Auschwitz” in dock

A 93 YEAR-OLD former Nazi SS guard, dubbed the “Accountant of Auschwitz”, is to stand trial in Germany charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder at the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Prosecutors allege that Oskar Gröning served at Auschwitz between May and June 1944, when some 425,000 Hungarian Jews were transported to the concentration camp with at least 300,000 murdered in the gas chambers.

Gröning is accused of helping collect and tally money stolen from inmates who were killed. He has already confessed to witnessing atrocities at the camp but denied the charges.

The case against Gröning came to light last year when a number of former SS members’ homes were raided by German authorities. He was the only one deemed fit enough to stand trial.

He is set to address the charges at his trial in Lueneburg, near Hamburg, today.

Related Articles

HMRC invests in Fraud Investigation Service ahead of Criminal Finances Act

HMRC HMRC invests in Fraud Investigation Service ahead of Criminal Finances Act

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Accountant jailed for £25,000 fraud

Legal Accountant jailed for £25,000 fraud

1y Richard Crump, Writer
Advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

Legal Advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

1y Richard Crump, Writer
Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

Administration Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

2y Richard Crump, Writer
The red flags accountants must understand to combat money laundering

Legal The red flags accountants must understand to combat money laundering

2y Accountancy Age, Reporters
Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax avoidance probe

Administration Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax avoidance probe

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
Gift Aid fraud accountant jailed for six years

Corporate Tax Gift Aid fraud accountant jailed for six years

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
CIPFA announces anti-corruption qualification

Accounting Standards CIPFA announces anti-corruption qualification

1y Calum Fuller, Reporter