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Germany charges 95-year-old woman with complicity in 10,000 Nazi camp deaths

Germany charges 95-year-old woman with complicity in 10,000 Nazi camp deaths
People walk at the Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo village, northern Poland, on October 19, 2015. A woman who worked as a secretary at the concentration camp has been charged with complicity in some 10,000 murders. File Photo by Piotr Wittman/EPA

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old woman with being complicit in the murders of 10,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp in Poland.

The woman, whose name was not released according to German privacy laws, worked as a typist and secretary at the Stutthof camp between June 1943 and April 1945 during World War II.

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She's "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," the prosecutors in Itzehoe said.

Because she was a minor at the time of the alleged crimes, she's being charged in juvenile court.

During the woman's time working at the camp, the Nazis used Zyklon B gas chambers to exterminate prisoners. All told, the Nazis killed about 65,000 at Stutthof and transferred another 22,000 to other camps.

Throughout World War II, German executed some 6 million Jews, along with Roma, the disabled, gay people, political dissidents and prisoners of war.

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