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Auschwitz Guard Dies Days Before Facing War Crimes Trial

A former Auschwitz guard has died just days before he was set to face trial for his role in the killings of more than 1,000 people, a court spokesman said Thursday. The 93-year-old Ernst Tremmel belonged to the Nazi SS Totenkampf unit at the death camp in Poland from November 1942 to June 1943, where he processed the arrival of prisoners to the prison. He was allegedly directly involved in three transport trips to the prison from locations throughout Europe. A court spokesman said the...

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