Oskar Gröning: Former SS 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' to start jail sentence after appeal fails

A former Nazi death camp guard's bid to suspend his sentence has been rejected by Germany's Constitutional Court. The 96-year-old will soon start his four-year prison term for his role in the murders of 300,000 people.
Oskar Gröning in court
Germany's highest court denied an appeal on Friday from 96-year-old Oskar Gröning to suspend his prison sentence on health grounds.
Known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz," Gröning was convicted of aiding and abetting the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp and sentenced to serve four years in prison.