In celebration of 60th anniversary of the Central Office, the minister of justice of Baden-Württemberg told in December 2018 that a restriction of investigations or even a dissolution of the Central Office would "be on the agenda neither now nor in the next future".

In July 2015, the Regional Court of Luneburg has sentenced Oskar Gröning to four years in prison for accessory in the murder of 300,000 victims without being able to proof his direct involvement in the killings. The German Federal Court of Justice has upheld Grönings’s conviction by decision of 20th September 2016 (3 StR 49/16) which thus became final: By standing guard on the so-called ramp as well as by assuming his general duties, the former SS-guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp has been a cog of the “murder machinery” and contributed to the system of mass murder.

In June 2016, anothe guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp was sentenced by the Detmold Regional Court to five years imprisonment for aiding and abetting murder in at least 170,00 cases. The convicted man died during the ongoing appeal proceedings. In July 2020, the Hamburg Regional Court sentenced a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp to two years juvenile sentence on probation for aiding and abetting murder in 5,323 cases and for aiding and abetting attempted murder, and most recently, a former guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp was sentenced to five years in prison on June 28, 2022, for aiding and abetting the murder of more than 3,500 inmates; the verdict is not yet final.

In addition, in Itzehoe, a former stenographer of the camp commandant's office of the Stutthof concentration camp has been on trial for aiding and abetting murder in a large number of cases since the end of September 2021.

The Central Office's reviews of personnel in the concentrations camps have not yet been completed. Moreover, the focus is now also on the killings in prisoner-of-war camps and the transferability of the Federal Supreme Court's case-law to former members of the Einsatzgruppen is being examend, who, as mobile unitits of the security police and security service, cerried out planned massacres after the Invasion of German troops, especially in the Soviet Union.

With an eye to the future, the ministers of justice in Stuttgart in June 2015 were of a particular opinion, that the Central Office and its location Ludwigsburg should be preserved after the end of the investigative work even with amended working conception as a place for remembrance, education and research e.g. as a Center for Documentation, Research and Information.

Decision of the conference of justice ministers of 17-18th June 2015 (in German)

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