Cant see the point in imprisoning him. I though the point of prison was to deter the criminal from repeating their actions and to protect society from criminals.
Neither of those two things are relevant in this instance. The bloke probably regrets everything that went on in that place 75 years ago and if he could change it would. He's a different person now, what's the point?
He's ninety bleeding' four for chrisssake, what do they think he might do, goose-step the streets in a nazi uniform leaking his colostomy bag contents in a public place?
Former Auschwitz Guard Reinhold Hanning Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder
DETMOLD, Germany — A German judge on Friday convicted a 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard of being an accessory to 170,000 counts of murder.
Reinhold Hanning was sentenced to five years in prison by the district court of Detmold.
Presiding judge Anke Grudda said the sentence was "the least that a society can do" even though it came "very late."
Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations quickly hailed the verdict
Former Auschwitz Guard Reinhold Hanning Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder - NBC News