Former SS Guard Testifies At Death Camp Trial

Accused as accessory to 170,000 murders

A former guard at Auschwitz taking the stand to tell his story at his trial in Germany. Reinhold Hanning, now 94, said it disturbs him deeply that he was part of such a criminal organization. “I am ashamed that I saw injustice and never did anything about it and I apologize for my actions. I am very, very sorry.” Hanning went on to say he never talked to anyone about his service, not even family, but wanted to use his trial to apologize. Hanning maintains he did not serve in the areas where mass executions took place and was not personally involved. Prosecutors have argued he helped the camp to function – making him guilty by association and an accessory to 170-thousand murders.