German prosecutors said Friday that a former secretary of a Nazi concentration camp has been charged with complicity in the murder of 10,000 people.
The 95-year-old woman, unnamed by prosecutors but identified as Irmgard F by regional broadcaster NDR, worked in the Stutthof camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, The Guardian reported. She lives in an elderly care home in Germany, according to the outlet.
A 95-year-old woman who was the secretary of a German concentration camp’s Nazi commandant has been charged with 10,000 counts of accessory to murder. Prosecutors argue she was part of the apparatus that helped the Stutthof camp function. https://t.co/Ce4BRsX7sf
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The suspect, who was a minor at the time, “is 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,” prosecutors said in a statement, according to The Guardian.
Further, she has been charged with attempted murder in addition to “aiding and abetting murder in more than 10,000 cases” the outlet continued.
“Given that some inmates survived their stay in the camp despite the hostile conditions, some of the acts has to be assessed judicially as attempted murder,” prosecutors said.
The suspect will be tried before a juvenile court as she was a minor at the time of her alleged crimes. (RELATED: Almost 20% Of New York Millennials Blame Jews For The Holocaust)
Bruno Dey, a 93-year old man, was convicted by a German court in June for aiding in more than 5,200 deaths that occurred while he was a guard at Stutthof in the last years of World War 2, NPR reported.
Germans, under Nazi rule, established the Stutthof Concentration Camp in 1939, where it is estimated that as many 100,000 people were eventually sent, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. More than 60,000 people died in the camp, according to the museum.
Historians estimate nearly 6-million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.