berlin - The German research bureau to Nazi Crimes has submitted nine new cases to the Public Prosecution Service in Germany and Austria. The nine suspects in the cases are former camp guards. The men and women, all in ninety, can be convicted of complicity in murder in the concentration camps.
Jean Rommel of the research bureau told German media that the nine have worked in the German camps Ravensbrück and Buchenwald, in Mauthausen in Austria and in Auschwitz, which is located on Polish territory.
In 2011, former camp guard John Demjanjuk was sentenced to five years in prison for complicity in the murder of 28,000 Jews in Sobibor. The Simon Wiesenthal Center then called on the public to give tips on possible suspects, under the title Operation Last Chance.
Demjanjuk died in 2012 at the age of 91 in an old people's home, where he lived in freedom while awaiting the treatment of his appeal.