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Alleged Auschwitz guard arrested

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Monday, May 06, 2013

AP: A 93-year-old man was arrested by German authorities on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard.

Hans Lipschis was taken into custody after authorities concluded there was "compelling evidence" he was involved in crimes at Auschwitz while there from 1941 to 1945, prosecutor Claudia Krauth said.

Lipschis has acknowledged being assigned to an SS guard unit at Auschwitz but maintains he only served as a cook and was not involved in any war crimes.

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