A 97-year-old former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp was convicted for his role in killing 10,505 people during the Holocaust.
Irmgard Furchner worked as a stenographer and typist in the Stutthof camp near Gdansk in Nazi-occupied Poland from 1943 until the end of the Nazi regime in 1945.
He was given a two-year suspended sentence on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the court in Itzehoe, northern Germany.
Because Furchner was a teenager at the time of the crimes, the 97-year-old’s trial took place in a juvenile court, and the court confirmed to CNN that his sentence will be held in a juvenile court.
Furchner He ran It was weeks before his trial was set to begin, but the discovery was made by authorities several hours later. The proceedings finally started at the end of last year.
Tens of thousands of people were held in brutal conditions at the Stutthof camp, and more than 60,000 died there. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Stutthoff housed mainly non-Jewish Poles, as well as numerous Jews from the Polish cities of Warsaw and Bialystok and the Nazi-occupied Baltic states.
There is Germany They ran to bring the criminals In recent years justice has been served for Nazi war crimes before it was too late. But experts say only a small fraction of those involved have faced court.