Eight suspected Nazi criminals tracked down
Experts have identified several men and women who worked in the concentration camp Stutthof. Nationwide several prosecutors take over the investigation.
August 9, 2016
German investigators have come across eight suspected Nazi criminals. The Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes in Ludwigsburg has handed over preliminary investigations regarding murder in thousands of cases to various nationwide prosecutors. “There are four men and four women that worked in the German concentration camp Stutthof,” said the head of the investigating authority, Jens Rommel, in Stuttgart.
The men had worked as security guards, the women as typist, telephone operator or telephone mediator, said the Chief Public Prosecutor. Furthermore, the Ludwigsburg experts are looking for more potential suspects, who were active in the camps Bergen-Belsen and Neuengamme. Also the preliminary investigations regarding the Nazi extermination camps Auschwitz and Majdanek are to be continued. The charge is said to be accessory to murder.
The Chief Prosecutor hopes that the Federal Supreme Court, starting with the case of Groening, changes its attitude going back to the year 1969. Back then, according to the judges, just any integration in the concentration camp Auschwitz wasn’t enough for a conviction for aiding and abetting murder. For the Ludwigsburg investigators anyone who “has objectively encouraged or facilitated” the mass murders is deemed as an assistant.
http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/2016-08 ... er-anklage
Regarding this, also see How Postwar German Authorities Orchestrated Witness Statements in Nazi Crime Cases with a scan of the 150 page letter the chief prosecutor send around in the 60s to manipulate “witnesses” to prove, among other things, gassings in Sachsenhausen.