Holocaust

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Woman accused of aiding Nazi mass murder

Named in local media as Irmgard F, a 95 year old woman who worked for part of a Nazi concentration camp has been charged with aiding and abetting mass murder in north Germany.

The woman, a former secretary for the SS commandant of Stutthof, lives in a care home in Pinneberg near Hamburg and is charged in relation to "more than 10,000 cases".

Stutthof was a brutal camp which was responsible for approximately 65,000 prisoner deaths during World War Two.

It is yet unclear whether she will face trial, with her role in the murders still being studied.

Law
Germany: 92-year-old Holocaust denier Haverbeck sentenced to prison for the second time

Ursula Haverbeck, a repeatedly convicted Holocaust denier, has been sentenced again to imprisonment only a few weeks after her release from prison. The 92-year-old from North Rhine-Westphalia, who did not appear in court for the sentencing, is accused of having denied the Holocaust in March 2018 in an interview published on the internet. For years, criminal courts have had to deal with the senior citizen's statements time and again.

Technology • Internet & Web
Twitter follows Facebook with ban of content that denies Holocaust
Twitter follows Facebook with ban of content that denies Holocaust
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On Twitter, it will be forbidden in the future to question the historically proven crimes of the Nazis. According to the service's statement, this also applies to the denial or trivialization of other "violent events" or their glorification, while Facebook's regulation specifically covers the Holocaust. "We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and hate has no place on our platform," a Twitter spokesperson told Bloomberg.

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Former Nazi SS member found guilty by court over mass murder between 1944 and 1945
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Stutthof Concentration Camp Credit: Pipodesign Philipp P Egli (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

In what is expected to be one of the last sentences as survivors and perpetrators of the holocaust are now of an old age, a German former Nazi SS guard has been found guilty. The court ruled that the now 93-year-old man is guilty of complicity in the murder of over 5,000 prisoners of the Stutthof Camp located in the part of Poland that was occupied by Nazi Germany during that time.

The two year prison sentence has been suspended and the man has been tried in a juvenile court as he was 17 during that time. He had been guarding the concentration camp between August 1944 and April 1945.