91-year-old woman charged as accessory to murder for SS work at Auschwitz


(JTA) — A 91-year-old woman alleged to have been a Nazi SS member working in Auschwitz has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder.

German prosecutors said Monday that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, is accused of serving as a radio operator for the notorious extermination camp’s commandant for two months in 1944, The Associated Press reported.

The court is not expected to decide whether to proceed with a trial until next year, according to AP.

The announcement came just days after a German court said it was waiting for medical clearance before trying another Auschwitz employee, Reinhold Hanning, 93, with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

In April, Oskar Groening, a 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard, was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews there.

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