Germany is investigating an alleged former Auschwitz death camp guard, prosecutors said Wednesday, who according to media reports is listed among the Simon Wiesenthal Center's most-wanted Nazis.
Prosecutors in the southwestern city of Stuttgart confirmed to AFP they had "started investigating an alleged concentration camp guard in autumn of 2012? and that he had worked in Auschwitz.
They declined to name the suspect and said no charges had been laid.
But German media identified him as Hans Lipschis, aged 93 and living in the town of Aalen in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. He says he worked as a cook, not a guard, in the camp in occupied Poland, public broadcaster SWR reported late Tuesday.