German court drops case against woman, 92, who worked at Auschwitz

She was charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder, connected to her work at the Nazi concentration camp as the radio operator of the commandant there. A state court in northern Germany said it is dropping a case against a 92-year-old woman who worked as a radio operator at Auschwitz. The woman, identified by the Kiel state court as Helma M., is almost completely blind and deaf and was weakened by an unnamed illness and therefore unfit to stand trial, the court said in a statement issued on Friday, according to news reports. She was charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder, connected to her work at the Nazi concentration camp as the radio operator of the commandant there.
In March, a former Auschwitz medic, 95, was found unfit to stand trial for his role in the murder of more than 3,600 people at the Nazi death camp. A court-appointed physician determined that Hubert Zafke’s health was too poor to go on trial in Neubrandenburg state court.

via jpost: German court drops case against woman, 92, who worked at Auschwitz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s