Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany charged 93-year-old Hans Lipschis with accessory to murder for serving as a death camp guard at the Auschwitz death camp, German news outlet Spiegel Online reported on Thursday.
Lipschis was charged in connection with the deaths of several thousand prisoners who arrived at the death camp during his time at the camp between 1941-1943, according to the report.
Lipschis appeared as number four on the Simon Wiesenthal Center\’s list of most wanted Nazis and he was one of 50 former Auschwitz staff who are still alive and are being newly investigated by German authorities, the BBC reported in April.
Lipschis has claimed he was merely a cook and did not see the gas chambers and the crematorium.
The alleged guard moved to Chicago in 1956 but was expelled in 1983 when US authorities discovered he was hiding his Nazi past. At the time, American authorities were unable to prove he was personally responsible for any killings.