Germany charges 95-year-old woman with complicity in 10,000 Nazi camp deaths


Feb. 5 (UPI) — German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old woman with being complicit in the murders of 10,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp in Poland.

The woman, whose name was not released according to German privacy laws, worked as a typist and secretary at the Stutthof camp between June 1943 and April 1945 during World War II.


She’s “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,” the prosecutors in Itzehoe said.

Because she was a minor at the time of the alleged crimes, she’s being charged in juvenile court.

During the woman’s time working at the camp, the Nazis used Zyklon B gas chambers to exterminate prisoners. All told, the Nazis killed about 65,000 at Stutthof and transferred another 22,000 to other camps.

Throughout World War II, German executed some 6 million Jews, along with Roma, the disabled, gay people, political dissidents and prisoners of war.