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
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.
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
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
#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