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The first woman to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard F., a secretary for the SS commander of the Stutthof concentration camp, sits in the courtroom in Itzehoe, Germany. She is charged with complicity in the murder of more than 10,000 people. 📸: Marcus Brandt

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A 96-year-old ex-Nazi secretary appeared in German court to face war crimes charges after going on the run from her retirement home to avoid trial. Irmgard Furchner is charged for helping murder over 11,400 people at a death camp — one of the oldest on trial for Nazi crimes.

Yes, 1939-45 and the fight against Nazi Germany was, as Churchill declared, our finest hour. But in other circumstances we would have had many thousands of our own Irmgard Furchners. | ✍️ Dominic Lawson

Yes, 1939-45 and the fight against Nazi Germany was, as Churchill declared, our finest hour. But in other circumstances we would have had many thousands of our own Irmgard Furchners. | ✍️ Dominic Lawson

Over 65,000 people, mainly Jews, were killed at the Stutthof Nazi camp, most by gas chamber or starvation. Thousands more were killed in so-called death marches when the Nazis evacuated it in 1945. Irmgard Furchner is accused of being complicit in at least 11,412 killings.

Into its 8th decade, people are still being charged for gruesome crimes they conducted during the Holocaust. Irmgard Furchner is one of them. Let’s have a look at how heart wrenching the Holocaust was. #NewsMo  #ITVertical  #RE 

Into its 8th decade, people are still being charged for gruesome crimes they conducted during the Holocaust. Irmgard Furchner is one of them. Let’s have a look at how heart wrenching the Holocaust was. #NewsMo  #ITVertical 

The first woman to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard Furchner is charged with complicity in the killing or attempted killing of more than 11,000 people at the Stutthof camp in occupied Poland

Irmgard Furchner is the first woman to go on trial for decades over crimes committed by the Nazis

Irmgard Furchner, accused of having contributed as an 18-year-old to the murder of 11,412 people when she was a typist at the Stutthof concentration camp between 1943 and 1945, was taken into the sparse courtroom in a wheelchair. #WarCriminal 

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Irmgard Furchner, accused of having contributed as an 18-year-old to the murder of 11,412 people when she was a typist at the Stutthof concentration camp between 1943 and 1945, was taken into the sparse courtroom in a wheelchair.

UPDATE: The 96-year-old woman, Irmgard F., has now been arrested by authorities. She reportedly left her elderly care home on Thursday morning by taxi, and went to an underground station.

Irmgard Furchner, a 96-year-old German woman, fled ahead of the opening of her trial on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, a court spokesperson said

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Irmgard Furchner, 96, accused of aiding and abetting mass murder in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, was caught hours after failing to turn up for her trial, a court spokesperson said

Irmgard Furchner is accused of having contributed as an 18-year-old to the murder of 11,412 people when she was a typist at the Stutthof concentration camp between 1943 and 1945 2/2

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The 96-year-old, who was named as Irmgard Furchner by German media, is being tried on charges of more than 11,000 counts of accessory to murder in a juvenile court in Itzehoe, northern Germany

#UPDATE  One of the first women to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard Furchner is charged with complicity in the murders of more than 10,000 people at the Stutthof concentration camp in occupied Poland

#UPDATE  Former Nazi concentration camp secretary Irmgard Furchner, 96, failed to turn up for the start of her trial in Germany, with the judge issuing an arrest warrant for the "fugitive 📸 A judicial officer looks at his watch prior to a trial against Furchner

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