Irmgard Furchner was given a two-year suspended sentence by the district court in the German town of Itzehoe after being convicted under juvenile law owing to the fact that she was only 18 years old at the time of the crimes.
Poland's ambassador to Ireland has protested against Irish national broadcaster RTE's use of the term "Polish concentration camp” in a feature about the WWII Nazi-German Stutthof death camp, which was located in northern Poland.
The 96-year-old woman who went on the run after getting in a taxi to stand trial for WWII war crimes has been captured.
Irmgard Dirksen who lives in a nursing home in Pinneberg in the Schleswig Holstein region, was a teenager when she worked at the Stutthof concentration camp where over 11,000 Jews, Poles and Russians were murdered by the SS.
The Polish embassy in Rome has protested against the false phrase 'Polish concentration camp,' used by an Italian daily in reference to the German concentration camp Stutthof.
German prosecutors said that the 95-year-old who has not been named was a stenographer and a secretary to the commander of Stutthof concentration camp in what was then Nazi-occupied Poland.
The court ruled that the 93-year-old “took part in the whole mass murder, helping your commanders, watching people die of hunger, disease and entering the crematorium from which they never left. You had to see the corpses because the corpses lay everywhere.”
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Stutthof concentration camp on Saturday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his German counterpart Heiko Maas honoured its victims.
According to prosecutors, 93-year-old Bruno Dey was a “cog in the murderous machine” and is guilty of complicity in the murder of 5230 of the camp’s victims.
The Stutthof death camp is a warning for Europe and the world, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Monday in a letter commemorating the 80th anniversary of the first prisoner transport to the camp, sited in today's north Poland.