Ex-Auschwitz worker, 91, accused of complicity in 260,000 WWII murders

A watch tower along a barbed wire fence at the memorial site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is pictured on January 26, 2015A 91-year-old woman who worked at Auschwitz has been accused of complicity in the murders of at least 260,000 Jews during World War II, the German news agency DPA said Monday. The woman, who worked as a telegraph operator in Auschwitz, would be tried in a court for minors because she was under 21 at the time of alleged crimes, the agency said. A court in the northern German city of Kiel is to decide whether to proceed with a trial next year, taking both the charges against her and her health into consideration, DPA said, quoting the city’s chief prosecutor, Heinz Dollel.

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