On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers liberated Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp. Today, survivors took part in a service at the former camp to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.
Prosecutors say the former SS guard at the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp knew about hundreds of killings. Now in his 90s, he'll be tried as a juvenile, as he was younger than 21 at the time of the alleged crimes.
Brazilians flooded the German Embassy's Facebook to dispute that Nazis were right wing. The controversy showcased the sharp polarization that has consumed the country ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
Germany's top diplomat, Heiko Maas, has urged respect for human dignity on a visit to Auschwitz. He said Germany's responsibility for the attrocities committed at the Nazi death camp would never end.
Former SS camp guard Jakiv Palij has landed in Düsseldorf, 14 years after his deportation order was signed in the US. But whether he faces trial in Germany remains far from clear.
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