Germany charges woman, 91 with accessory to murder for Auschwitz role
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Germany charges woman, 91 with accessory to murder for Auschwitz role

The infamous gates of Auschwitz camp, located in Poland
The infamous gates of Auschwitz camp, located in Poland
Auschwitz
Auschwitz

German prosecutors have charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS who served in the Auschwitz death camp complex.

Schleswig-Holstein prosecutors’ spokesman Heinz Doellel said the woman, whose name was not disclosed due to German privacy laws, is alleged to have served as a radio operator for the camp commandant from April to July 1944.

Prosecutors argue that she can be charged as an accessory because she helped the death camp function.

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant at Auschwitz was convicted on the same reasoning earlier this year.

Mr Doellel says there are no indications the woman is unfit for trial, though a court likely won’t decide on whether to proceed with the case until next year.

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