How do you take responsibility for complicity in monstrous crimes against humanity committed more than 70 years ago? Former Auschwitz death camp guard Reinhold Hanning attempted to do just that, facing the court and a holocaust survivor.
Lower Saxony's justice ministry confirmed the pardon request had been received from Gröning. It is the last stage in the appeal process for a pardon for his crimes perpetrated at Auschwitz in 1944.
Ursula Haverbeck, often dubbed the "Nazi Grandma" in the German press, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for incitement of racial hatred. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms but has yet to be jailed.
A German court has rejected an appeal by an ex-Auschwitz guard against serving his prison term. The 96-year-old, known as "Auschwitz's bookkeeper," was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people.
A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. She has never spent time in prison despite several previous convictions.
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