(Sky News) A former Auschwitz guard is to stand trial later accused of being implicated in the deaths of 170,000 Jews.
Reinhold Hanning, 93, is alleged to have joined Adolf Hitler's Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary organisation at the age of 18, taking part in battles in eastern Europe before becoming a guard at the camp in 1942.
Around 1.5 million people, mainly European Jews, were gassed, shot, hanged and burned at the camp in what was then Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War.
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Accused by prosecutor's in Dortmund and 38 complainants from Hungary, Israel, Canada, Great Britain, the United States and Germany, Hanning will face accounts of camp survivors who witnessed the killings.