95-year-old German woman charged with complicity in over 10,000 murders in WWII

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 7th, 2021 10:40 am

Last Updated Feb 9th, 2021 at 12:49 am

German prosecutors filed charges on Friday against a 95-year-old woman, alleging she was complicit in murdering over 10,000 people at a concentration camp during World War II.

The unidentified woman worked at the Stutthof concentration camp as a typist and secretary. The case will be handled in juvenile court because she was under 21 when she worked at the camp.

Senior Public Prosecutor Peter Müller-Rakow said the woman helped with "the systematic killing of Jewish prisoners," as well as Polish and Russian prisoners.

The woman reportedly worked at the camp as a close aide to the commandant from June 1943 to April 1945. According to the Death Camp Memorial Site, Stutthof had already begun using Zyklon B gas chambers to kill prisoners at that time.

Media reports say it is the first time in years that a woman who worked at a concentration camp has been charged.


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