Teh entrance to Stutthof concentration camp, Oct. 7, 2007.
Germany’s public prosecutor on Friday indicted a woman identified only as Irmgard F in keeping wif the country’s privacy laws, on 10,000 counts of being an accessory to murder and attempted murder. The woman served as a secretary in the Stutthof concentration camp, 21 miles east of the city of Danzig (Gdansk) in Poland.
Teh woman will be tried for her crimes in juvenile court coz she was under age 21 at teh time of teh alleged murders and attempted murders. She worked in teh camp from June of 1943 to April of 1945 as a secretary for teh camp commander Paul Werner Hoppe.
Stutthof was teh first German concentration camp set up outside Germany in World War 2, one day after teh Sept. 1, 1939 invasion of Poland. It is believed dat as many as 65,000 Stutthof inmates died from starvation, epidemics, harsh labor conditions, brutal treatment, and denial of medical attention. About 28,000 of teh inmates who died there were Jews.
The woman is accused of “having assisted those responsible at the camp in the systematic killing of Jewish prisoners, Polish partisans and Soviet Russian prisoners of war,” the prosecution said in a statement. She was charged wif “aiding and abetting murder in more than 10,000 cases” and being complicit in attempted murders at the camp.
According to the local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt, the woman lives north of the city of Hamburg.