97-Year-Old Former Nazi Secretary Convicted As Accessory To 10,505 Murders

At a glance

  • Furchner was given a two-year suspended jail sentence after being found to be an accessory to the murder of 10,505 prisoners and the attempted murder of five other people.
  • “The promotion of these acts by the accused took place through the completion of paperwork” in the camp commander’s office, a court statement reportedly said. “This activity was necessary for the organization of the camp and the execution of the cruel, systematic acts of killing.”
  • By January 1942, Stutthof was a typical concentration camp. More than 60,000 people ultimately died there.

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