Alleged Nazi-era war criminal, 96, caught in Germany after skipping trial

(JTA) — Police in Germany arrested a 96-year-old suspected war criminal after she failed to show up for the first day of her trial.

The woman, Irmgard Furchner, was indicted in February for complicity in the murders of 10,000 people at Stutthof, a camp in occupied Poland where she served as a secretary during World War II. Although she is 96, she is being tried by a special youth court because she was 18 at the time of her alleged crimes.

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