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Continued: German prosecutors recommend pursuing charges against 30 of alleged Auschwitz guards

  • Article by: DAVID MCHUGH , Associated Press
  • Last update: September 3, 2013 - 9:50 AM

Schrimm's office is now focusing on the other death camps, starting with investigating all former personnel at Majdanek. He said expects to announce results of the Majdanek probe within six months.

Investigators are also looking into former members of the so-called "einsatzgruppen" — death squads that were responsible for mass killings, particularly early in the war before the death camps were established, Schrimm said.

He said he did not see extending the Demjanjuk precedent, however, to the Nazis' network of hundreds of concentration camps — places like Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald — where many tens of thousands died but whose purpose was not solely extermination.

In cases of guards from those camps, prosecutors still need evidence of a specific crime in order to bring charges, he said.

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Rising reported from Berlin

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