An 85-year-old Austrian woman is suspected of Nazi genocide after new evidence from Poland came to light.
Austrian authorities are investigating whether Erna Wallisch was a camp warden in the Ravensbrueck and Majdanek concentration camps between 1942 and 1944, Reuters reported Wednesday.
A 1973 investigation of Wallisch was dropped after evidence failed to link her to genocidal murders.
The Polish Institute of National Remembrance, which investigates Nazi crimes in Poland, has located five witnesses who said Wallisch had abused inmates in Majdanek, according to the report.
“I am very happy and very pleased that this is being re-investigated,” Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, which worked with the institute, told Reuters. “This is a test for Austria; this is the last chance for Austria to do the right thing. This would be correcting an historic injustice.