World Jewish Congress: Former Auschwitz guard "got what he deserved"

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp sentenced to five years in prison for participating in the murder of more than 170,000 people "got what he deserved," the president of the World Jewish Congress says.

In a statement issued in response to the guilty verdict, Ronald Lauder says: "[Reinhold Hanning] was complicit in mass murder. He was part of a merciless killing machine. Without the active participation of people like him, Auschwitz would not have been possible."

Last update: Fri, 17/06/2016 - 14:44

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