German Death Camps

Oskar Gröning - Auschwitz bookkeeper

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Oscar Grning, lata 40. i 2015
Oscar Gröning, lata 40. i 2015Foto: Wikimedia Commons/dp/PAP/Tobias Schwarz

1921-. Member of the Waffen-SS.

At the age of 21, he was sent to work at Auschwitz, where he served for 2 years. In the camp, he was responsible for bookkeeping: collecting money brought by arriving prisoners, sorting their property and sending it to Berlin.

After the war, he worked at a glass factory. He was a keen philatelist.

In 2015, he was accused of having been an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 persons. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison. He expressed penitence for his crimes, however, he emphasised that he had only been "a poor little corporal".