Jakob Denzinger


Age: 92

suspected Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps who was born in present-day Croatia (part of Yugoslavia at the time) and started serving with the Nazi SS at age 18 in 1942 while Croatia was under a pro-Nazi puppet regime when he was posted at several camps including the Auschwitz death camp complex in occupied Poland, who moved to the U.S. after the war settling in Ohio where he became a successful plastics industry executive, but the U.S. Justice Department uncovered his past years later in 1989 as U.S. prosecutors prepared their case to strip him of his citizenship (he first fled to Germany and later returned to Croatia), and who was among dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards who collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the U.S.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: June 29, 1924

Died: February 11, 2016

Osijek, Croatia