Ex-Chicagoan suspected of being Auschwitz guard arrested in Germany

A suspected Auschwitz concentration camp guard and former Chicago resident was arrested Monday in Germany, according to a Nazi-hunting group.

Prosecutors in Stuttgart did not name the 93-year-old man, but said he was arrested on “strong suspicion” of having been involved in the slayings at Auschwitz. The Simon Wiesenthal Center said the man is Hans Lipschis, who is fourth on the group’s list of most wanted Nazi criminals.

Lipschis was deported from the United States in 1983 after the Justice Department accused him of concealing his Nazi past when he immigrated to the U.S. around 1956….more


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