Oskar Groening was unusual among former Nazis brought to trial for having publicly discussed his role at the death camp
A German court has convicted a 94-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.
Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison.
He was responsible for counting the belongings confiscated from prisoners and had admitted "moral guilt".
His lawyers said he did not facilitate genocide, but prosecutors argued that he had helped the camp run smoothly.
Many observers have questioned whether Mr Groening will ultimately be sent to jail, given his advanced age.
The trial was held in the northern German city of Lueneburg, hearing testimony from several people who had survived the death camp.
Mr Groening had publicly discussed his role at Auschwitz, making him unusual among former Nazis brought to trial. He said he was speaking out in order to silence those who deny the Holocaust took place.
Auschwitz [地名] [波兰] 奥斯威辛;
Oskar Groening 奥斯卡·格勒宁
confiscate vt.没收; 充公;
moral guilt 格勒宁的原话是"I share morally in the guilt but whether I am guilty under criminal law, you will have to decide," 注意把握语气