Wegen Beihilfe zum Mord in mehr als zehntausend Fällen hat die Staatsanwaltschaft Itzehoe eine frühere Sekretärin des NS-Konzentrationslagers Stutthof angeklagt. Der Frau werde vorgeworfen, als Stenotypistin und Schreibkraft des Lagerkommandanten den Verantwortlichen bei der systematischen Tötung von jüdischen Gefangenen, polnischen Partisanen und russischen Kriegsgefangenen Hilfe geleistet zu haben, teilte die schleswig-holsteinische Anklagebehörde mit. Die Frau ist heute 95 Jahre alt.

via dlf: Itzehoe – Ex-Sekretärin des KZ Stutthof wegen Beihilfe zum Mord in zehntausend Fällen angeklagt

siehe auch: Germany Charges Nazi Camp Secretary With Complicity in Murders. German prosecutors said Friday they have charged a former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp with complicity in the murders of 10,000 people, in the first such case in recent years against a female staff member They said the woman, who was not named by prosecutors, had worked at the Stutthof camp near what was Danzig, now Gdansk, in then Nazi-occupied Poland. She “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” between June 1943 and April 1945, the prosecutors said in a statement. The accused, who was a minor at the time of the alleged crimes, is charged with “aiding and abetting murder in more than 10,000 cases” as well as complicity in attempted murder, added prosecutors from the northern city of Itzehoe. Due to her age at the time of the alleged violations, she will face a juvenile court. Germany has been racing to bring to justice surviving Nazi staff after the 2011 conviction of former guard John Demjanjuk on the basis he served as part of the Nazi killing machine set a legal precedent. Since then, courts have handed down several guilty verdicts on those grounds rather than for murders or atrocities directly linked to the individual accused. Among those who were brought to late justice were Oskar Groening, an accountant at Auschwitz, and Reinhold Hanning, a former SS guard at the same camp.

Both were convicted of complicity in mass murder at the age of 94 but died before they could be imprisoned.

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