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Convicted 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies aged 96: report

AFP  |  Berlin 

A former Nazi SS dubbed the "of Auschwitz" has died aged 96 nearly three years after his conviction for being an accessory to murder, German media said today.

A of the prosecutor's office in the northern city of told AFP that Oskar Groening's had informed him of his death but he was unable to confirm it officially.

Groening worked as an at Auschwitz, sorting and counting the money taken from those killed or used as slave labour, and shipping it back to his Nazi superiors in

He was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the camp and sentenced to four years in prison.

A court doctor determined last year that he was able to serve his sentence, on condition he was given appropriate nursing and medical care, but he was never jailed.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 01:00 IST