A former guard of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Reinhold Henning condemned last summer by the court of Detmold to five years imprisonment, died at the age of 95 years. This was reported by Reuters with reference to the lawyer of a Nazi criminal.
Hanning, a former member of the SS, was found guilty of complicity in the murder of 170 thousand prisoners. During the trial he expressed remorse. «I am ashamed that I have allowed to happen for such a terrible injustice and you did nothing to prevent it,» he said.
The lawyer said that Henning died before the sentence came into force, since the Federal Supreme court has not ruled on the appeal.
In his youth, Channing worked at the factory for the production of bicycles. At age 18 he enlisted in the SS, and with the outbreak of war was sent to the front. In 1942, after wounds received on the «Russian front», was transferred to a guard in Auschwitz.