A 97-year-old woman has been found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of more than 10,000 people.
The former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp was convicted by a German court.
Irmgard Furchner was dubbed the “secretary of evil” by German media.
The trial took place in a juvenile court because she was 18 and 19 years old when she worked as a secretary for the Stutthof concentration camp’s SS commander during the Second World War.
Furchner’s trial was briefly delayed when she tried to flee in a taxi.
The court confirmed to NBC News in an email that Furchner was handed a two-year suspended sentence by the court in the northern town of Itzehoe early Tuesday for being an accessory to 10,505 counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.
Prosecutors, along with survivors of the death camp and family members of victims made it clear that they didn’t want Furchner to serve any time in prison, but that they had wanted her to owe up to her actions.
NBC reports that she said that she was sorry for what had happened, that she regretted that she had been at Stutthof at the time and that she had nothing left to say.
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