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Put on trial female secretary in Nazi concentration camps

Inside the Nazi central shutter at Stutthof at Sztutowo, southern Poland. Photo: AFP / VNA

In a Feb. 5 statement, prosecutors in Itzehoe City said he was accused of assisting German soldiers in the systematic killing of Jewish prisoners, Polish guerrillas as well as other Russian prisoners.

According to prosecutors, this man served as secretary to the command of the Stutthof camp between June 1943 and April 1945. Based on the age of the crime, the subject will be adjudicated by the juvenile court. The defendant’s identity is not disclosed.

The Nazis established the Stutthof concentration camp in 1939. This was where 110,000 people were held and about 65,000 of them died there.

Over the years, German prosecutors have launched investigations to bring former members of the Nazis to trial. In 2011, former prison guard John Demjanjuk of the Sobibor camp was accused of participating in the “killing machine”, which massacred nearly 30,000 Jews at the camp.

Since then, courts have conducted more trials against those who worked in Nazi concentration camps. Among them, the most recent include Oskar Groening, an accountant at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and Reinhold Hanning – former SS officer (the Nazi armed guard). Both men were sentenced by a German court at the age of 94, but both died before serving prison terms.

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