22:57 GMT26 September 2020
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    German investigators have uncovered eight elderly men and women who are suspected of working at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, who could be charged. The women are believed to be former secretaries and phone operators at the Stutthoff camp, while the men are suspected of have served as guards.

    Jens Rummel, head of the Central Office for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Ludwigsburg, identified the eight people, and forwarded their cases to local prosecutors who could charge them with "accessory to murder in several thousand cases." All eight in their late 80s or 90s. 

    Roughly 650,000 people were killed at Stutthoff, located in what is now Gdansk, Poland. This latest case is a part of an effort by German prosecutors to find and charge people who were employed at Nazi prison camps, even if the specific crime is unclear.

    Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress released a statement saying, "Germany's commitment to identifying more former Nazi camp guards is encouraging. Given the vast system of concentration and extermination camps put in place by the Nazis, and the number of personnel needed to run and guard these sites, it comes as no surprise that a few of these perpetrators are still alive, even today." 


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