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September 23, 2012
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This undated image obtained by The Associated Press from the National Archives through a Freedom of Information Act request shows an U.S. Army intelligence card on Johann “Hans” Breyer, indicating he served in Auschwitz as of Dec. 29, 1944 _ four months after he said he deserted. The 87-year-old Philadelphia man is the target of a new German investigation on allegations of accessory to murder at Auschwitz, which comes after years of unsuccessful U.S. attempts to have him stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Matt Rourke photo

In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 photo, Shirley Breyer, wife of Johann “Hans” Breyer speaks to The Associated Press outside her home in Philadelphia. Johann “Hans” Breyer is the target of a new German investigation on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, in a case that comes after years of unsuccessful U.S. Department of Justice attempts to have him stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Matt Rourke photo

In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 photo, the home of Johann “Hans” Breyer, center, is seen in Philadelphia. Breyer is the target of a new German investigation on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, in a case that comes after years of unsuccessful U.S. Department of Justice attempts to have him stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Matt Rourke photo

In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 photo, the home of Johann “Hans” Breyer, center, is seen in Philadelphia. Breyer is the target of a new German investigation on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, in a case that comes after years of unsuccessful U.S. Department of Justice attempts to have him stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Matt Rourke photo

In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 photo, Shirley Breyer, wife of Johann “Hans” Breyer speaks to The Associated Press outside her home in Philadelphia. Johann “Hans” Breyer is the target of a new German investigation on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, in a case that comes after years of unsuccessful U.S. Department of Justice attempts to have him stripped of his American citizenship and deported.