91-year-old German woman charged on Nazi allegations

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German prosecutors say they have charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a
member of the Nazi SS who served in the Auschwitz death camp complex.

Schleswig-Holstein prosecutors’ spokesman, Heinz Doellel, said on Monday the woman, whose name was not disclosed due to German
privacy laws, is alleged to have served as a radio operator for the camp commandant from April to July 1944.

Prosecutors argue that she can be charged as an accessory because she helped the death camp function.
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant at Auschwitz was convicted on the same reasoning earlier this year.

Doellel says there are no indications the woman is unfit for trial, though a court will probably not decide on whether to proceed
with the case until next year.

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