Convicted ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ reported dead at 96

  • In this July 15, 2015 file photo defendant Oskar Groening waits for the verdict of his trial at a court in Lueneburg, northern Germany. Groening, a former SS officer known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” was sentenced to four years prison. (Tobias Schwarz/pool photo via AP, file)

BERLIN — German prosecutors said Monday they were notified that a former Nazi death camp guard dubbed the “Accountant of Auschwitz” died before he could begin serving his 4-year sentence.