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Former Nazi Camp Guard arrested for crimes committed in WWII
A former Nazi Camp Guard living in the United States may be headed back to Germany to face charges for crimes he committed during World War II.
Authorities say 89 year old Johann Breyer was a perimeter guard at the Auschwitz Camp.
German authorities have charged Breyer with complicity in the murder of over 216,000 European Jews from Hungary, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
"His guarding along with all the other guards who were in that circumstance in the deaths head battalion that he belonged to made it possible for all those killings."
Breyer has been living in the United States since the 1950's.
He was arrested in Philadelphia on Tuesday at Germany's request.
A federal judge ordered him to be held without bail, pending an extradition hearing in August.
Breyer insists that his time at Auschwitz was involuntary.