Former Nazi concentration camp secretary, 96, faces trial

Irmgard Furchner faces charges of aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners at Stutthof

A 96-year-old woman who worked as a secretary for a Nazi concentration camp commandant is to face trial in northern Germany on Thursday on charges of aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners.

Irmgard Furchner, who was just 18 when she started work at Stutthof camp on the Baltic coast in Nazi-occupied Poland, is the first woman to stand trial in decades over crimes connected to the Third Reich.

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