Germany identifies 8 Nazi concentration camp suspects

Associated Press

Berlin — German prosecutors say they have tracked down eight people who allegedly worked at the Nazi’s Stutthof concentration camp during World War II and are considering whether they can be charged as accessories to murder.

Jens Rommel, the head of a special prosecutors’ office that looks into Nazi war crimes, told news agency dpa on Tuesday that four male suspects worked as guards and four women were secretaries or telephone operators.

Rommel’s office, which doesn’t bring cases to court itself, handed the cases to prosecutors across Germany for them to consider whether to file charges.

Some 65,000 people died at Stutthof. German prosecutors in recent years have pursued Nazi suspects under new legal reasoning that, even without evidence of a specific crime, they can be prosecuted if they helped camps operate.