96-Year-Old Woman Goes To Trial For Holocaust Crimes

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A 96-year-old woman is on trial in Germany for alleged accessory to the murder of thousands at a Nazi concentration camp.

When Irmgard Furchner was 18, she worked as a secretary to the commander of the Stutthof concentration camp, where more than 60,000 people were killed.

According to Furchner’s attorneys, she claims she is not guilty of any crime.

Investigators say she isn’t being cooperative, refuses to respond to questions, and at one point even tried to escape in her wheelchair.

Many consider it a race against time to hunt for the people responsible for the Holocaust.

Germany has been accused of not acting sooner. Only 5 of 110 Nazi suspects identified in the U.S. since 1973 have been prosecuted in Germany.

Many Holocaust survivors and their families say they won’t stop until every last person has been brought to justice.