A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the concentration camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.
Oskar Groening, 93, acknowledged having helped collect and tally money as part of his job dealing with the belongings stolen from people arriving at Auschwitz. That earned him the moniker "bookkeeper of Auschwitz."
The BBC's Jenny Hill is covering the trial in Lunenburg, Germany, and joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.
- Jenny Hill, Berlin correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @jennyhillBBC.
This segment aired on April 21, 2015.