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A female concentration camp secretary accused of complicity in 10,000 murders

A female concentration camp secretary accused of complicity in 10,000 murders

German prosecutors said Friday that a former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp has been accused of complicity in the killing of 10,000 people.

The unnamed woman, who was a minor while in the Stutthof concentration camp between June 1943 and April 1945, was accused of “aiding and abetting murder in more than 10,000 cases” and of complicity in the attempted murder, According to CNN.

Prosecutors said in a statement to CNN that the woman “is accused of aiding camp officials in the systematic killing of Jewish prisoners, Polish supporters and Russian Soviet prisoners of war in her job as a shorthand expert and secretary to the camp commander.” mentioned.

She will reportedly face a juvenile court because of her minor status at the time the alleged crimes were committed.

Another 13 cases related to the concentration camps of Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, Muthausen and Stutthof are being investigated by German prosecutors.

A 93-year-old ex-guard was convicted on Stutthof in 2020 on thousands of counts of involvement in a murder. He was tried in juvenile court, where he was 17 when the crimes were committed, and sentenced to a two-year suspended prison sentence, according to CNN.

During the Holocaust, an estimated 65,000 people were killed in the Stutthof concentration camp, near the Polish city of Gdansk.

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