The former Nazi concentration field secretary confections in a wheelchair and electronic bracelet

The Nonagenarian Irmgard Furchner, former secretary of the Stutthof concentration camp, sat on the bench of the defendants on Tuesday to respond from an alleged

The former Nazi concentration field secretary confections in a wheelchair and electronic bracelet

The Nonagenarian Irmgard Furchner, former secretary of the Stutthof concentration camp, sat on the bench of the defendants on Tuesday to respond from an alleged crime of complicity in the murder of more than 11,000 people, a process that starts late for attempt by attempt by Leakage of the defendant.

On this occasion and to avoid incidents as the one caused by the elderly on September 30, justice did not give him an option to come before the judge by his own means. Furchner, 96, was collected in the elderly residence where he lives for a transport for disabled and conducted directly to the provincial audience of Itzehoe, a city near Hamburg, where he will be judged by the juvenile room, while the crimes occurred When Fuchner was a minor.

Furchner appeared in a wheelchair and with an electronic bracelet on the wrist. And so, in silence, followed the first session of a process in which, according to Defense Lawyer, Wolf Molkenin, the former secretary has nothing to say. The client of it has decided to avail itself to the right of it not to declare and, consequently, she will not answer any questions.

Furchner is accused of collaboration in 11,000 cases of murders, which occurred in the field Open Concentration by the Nazis in Stutthof, the city near Danzig, in Poland. In that field, in which they depended administratively from him and the deaths of death that were organized in that region died, as historians, around 65,000 people.

The defendant worked as a stenographer of the SS head of SS in command of Stutthof between 1943 and 1945 and, as she herself declared as a witness in 1954 and 1962, all correspondence with the central office of the SS not only passed through his hands, but the country commander, Paul-Werner Hoppe, dictated him daily writings and radio messages. Among these reports had listed daily from the exit transportation to the Auschwitz extermination field and the relationship of dead in Stutthof. Even so, Fuchner said that during her service in the field she was never aware of the murderous machinery of which tens of thousands of people were victims.

Furchner spent four years ago to be a witness to accused of complicity, although the process was dilated for various reasons until last day 30. The view had been fixed at 10: 00h, but the old woman did not show up. Magistrate Dominik Gross then issued a search and capture order and at 12:36, no news from the police officers in charge of executing the order, Gross opened the process to interrupt him again: "We can not go ahead without a defendant."

The incomparency of Furchner even surprised his lawyer, although the old woman had already warned. It was through a letter written by hand and dated September 8. In it announced the "beloved judge" his intention not to appear due to his advanced age and physical limitations, with the request to be represented by his lawyer: "I want to save myself this embarrassment and not become a mockery for humanity," he added In his letter to the provincial audience. And she reiterated that "with 17 or 18 years old, I did not do anything from what he has to take responsibility for 96 years."

The day of the citation arrived, Fuchner decided to get away. First thing in the morning she left her asylum of her in a taxi, which took her to a subway station in the outskirts of the neighboring city of Hamburg. The woman did not take long to be located by the police, while she fled at walker speed through the streets of that city. She was arrested, led to police station and put into preventive detention. The judge has ordered the realization of physical and mental analyzes to the defendant to determine the state and ability of it to face the process that she is pending. Five days after her arrest was released and taken to the residence.

The particular accusation and vice president of the Auschwitz Committee, Christoph Heubner, criticized the "shameful event" starring Nonagenarian and justice, who did not take the necessary measures so that it did not happen. This time, the former secretary of the Stutthof field could not stop the prosecution of it.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 08:26

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