A 96-year-old former secretary of a Nazi concentration camp commander, who tried to flee her trial in Germany on Thursday, previously warned the judge she wouldn’t show up because she didn’t want to become “the mockery of humanity,” Bild reported.
Irmgard Furchner, 96, was a typist at the Stutthof concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Germany and faces charges of more than 11,000 counts of accessory to murder.
She was due to appear at her first court hearing in the state court of Itzehoe on Thursday but never turned up.
But her no-show did not come without a complete warning, Bild reported.
Last week, Furchner had written a letter to the judge, Dominik Gross, saying she did not want to appear in court for health reasons and for fear of mockery, the report said.
“As an 18- and 19-year-old I did nothing that I should be held responsible for as a 96-year-old,” she wrote in the letter, Bild reported.
“I wish to spare myself these embarrassments and not to expose myself to the mockery of humanity.”
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