Irmgard Furchner , who was 18 when she started work at Stutthof camp on the Baltic coast in Nazi-occupied Poland, was due to stand trial yesterday on charges of aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners.
After she failed to appear, the court spokesperson Frederike Milhoffer said an arrest warrant had been issued. Charges cannot be read unless Furchner, who faces trial in a juvenile court because of her age at the time of the alleged crimes, is present in court . The next hearing is due on 19 October.
Holocaust survivors, some of whom were imprisoned at the camp , which was close to Gdansk, were due to give evidence at the trial , at Itzehoe district court, close to Quickborn, north of Hamburg .
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