In 1942, at the age of 21, Oskar Gröning was posted to Auschwitz, where the young SS guard became part of the Nazi death machine.
On Wednesday, over 70 years later, he was found guilty of his involvement in the mass murder and sentenced to four years in prison.
It marks the conclusion of what may be one of the last Holocaust trials.
Mr. Gröning, known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz,” was found guilty of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. A total of six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.
The specific charges related to thousands of deported Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers in the summer of 1944.