Reinhold Hanning


Age: 95

German convicted war criminal and one of the last surviving SS guards from the Auschwitz death camp who was sentenced to five years in prison last year as an accessory to 170,000 murders during the time he worked at the camp (because he was appealing his conviction at his death, the conviction is not considered legal under the German system), but who never spent time behind bars after former guards at Auschwitz and other death camps escaped prosecution for decades because the German justice authorities had maintained that they could prosecute only people who were concretely tied by witnesses or other evidence to specific criminal acts when almost a million Jews and tens of thousands of others were murdered at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: December 28, 1921

Died: May 30, 2017

Lage, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany