German Prosecutors Track Down 8 More Nazi Camp Suspects

BERLIN (AP) -
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015 file picture  Jens Rommel, the head of a special prosecutors' office that looks into Nazi war crimes,poses in Ludwigsburg, Germany. German prosecutors say they have tracked down eight people who allegedly worked at the Nazis' 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 Aug. 9, 2016  that four male suspects worked as guards and four women were secretaries or telephone operators.   (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP,file)
In this 2015 file picture Jens Rommel, the head of a special prosecutors’ office that looks into Nazi war crimes, poses in Ludwigsburg, Germany. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP,file)

German prosecutors say they have tracked down eight people who allegedly worked at the Nazis’ 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 International 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 over 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.