This is so interesting –
My first novel, From Dust & Ashes, is about the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp. And for some interesting history on Spain’s activities prior to WWII, check out The Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series.
Suspected Nazi camp guards sought by Spain
MADRID (UPI) — Three men suspected of having been guards at Nazi concentration camps during World War II face genocide charges in Spain
Judge Ismael Moreno of Spain’s National Court issued international arrest warrants Thursday for Johann Leprich, Anton Tittjung and Josias Kumpf, all 84, after indicting the trio on charges on genocide, CNN reported.
According to the court order, Leprich and Tittjung are thought to be residing in the United States, while Kumpf is suspected of living in Austria.
The court order alleges Kumpf was a guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, while Leprich and Tittjung served at the Mauthausen concentration camp and Gross Raming sub-camp.
Moreno said 4,300 of the more than 7,000 Spanish prisoners at Mauthausen during the war died at the camp.
CNN said the National Court of Spain investigates allegations of crimes against humanity and genocide involving Spanish nationals.
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