97-year-old Nazi concentration camp secretary sentenced to 2 years in Germany
In Germany, 97-year-old Irmgard Furchner, who was accused of "knowingly and willingly" aiding the murder of 11,430 people in the Stutthof camp in Gdansk (Danzig), Poland, between 1943-1945, was given a two-year suspended sentence.
Furchner, who was working as a concentration camp secretary at the time, was found guilty at the verdict hearing at the Itzehoe District Court near Hamburg.
It is stated that 65,000 people died in the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp, where Furchner, whose sentence was postponed because he was 17-18 years old at the time of the incident, was working.
In Germany, 102-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard Josef Schütz was sentenced to 5 years in prison in June, but was not arrested because the decision was appealed and there was no possibility of escape.
The Bundestag lifted the statute of limitations for murder and participation in murder in 1979.