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.