Female concentration camp secretary charged with complicity in 10,000 murders
A former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp has been charged with complicity in the murders of 10,000 people, German prosecutors said Friday.
The unnamed woman, who was a minor when she was at the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp between June 1943 and April 1945, was charged with “aiding and abetting murder in more than 10,000 cases” and complicity in attempted murder, according to CNN.
The woman “is accused of having assisted those responsible at the camp in the systematic killing of Jewish prisoners, Polish partisans and Soviet Russian prisoners of war in her function as a stenographer and secretary to the camp commander,” prosecutors said in a statement, CNN reported.
She will reportedly face a juvenile court due to her minor status at the time of the alleged crimes.
Thirteen other cases connected to concentration camps Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen and Stutthof are being investigated by German prosecutors.
A 93-year-old former guard at Stutthof was convicted in 2020 of thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder. He was tried in a juvenile court, since he was 17 when the crimes were committed, and received a suspended two-year prison sentence, according to CNN.
During the Holocaust, an estimated 65,000 people were murdered at the Stutthof concentration camp, located near the Polish city of Gdansk.
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