A 97-year-old former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp has been convicted for her role in the murder of 10,505 people during the Holocaust, in what could be the last trial of its kind.
Irmgard Furchner worked as a stenographer and typist at the Stutthof camp near Gdansk in Nazi-occupied Poland, from 1943 until the end of the Nazi regime in 1945.
According to a spokeswoman for the court in Itzehoe, northern Germany, she was sentenced to two years of probation on Tuesday.
Because Furchner was a minor at the time of the crime, the 97-year-old woman’s trial took place in juvenile court and her sentence will result in juvenile probation, the court confirmed. received with CNN.
Carpenter ran away weeks before her trial began, but was found by the authorities a few hours later. Final proceedings began late last year.
Tens of thousands of people have been detained in brutal conditions at the Stutthof camp and more than 60,000 have died there, the Commission reports. American Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Stutthof mainly held non-Jewish Poles, as well as a large number of Jews from the Polish cities of Warsaw and Bialystok and from the Nazi-occupied Baltic states, according to the museum. .
Germany has racing to catch the culprit Nazi war crimes to justice in recent years, before it was too late. But experts say only a small percentage of those involved have ever faced a court.