Nazi secretary in court in Germany after trying to flee trial

The trial of a 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary who attempted to flee before proceedings began has started in Germany.

The first woman to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard Furchner is charged with complicity in the murder of more than 10,000 people at Stutthof camp in occupied Poland.

Furchner left the retirement home where she lives on September 30, as her trial was set to begin, and headed to a metro station.

The pensioner managed to evade police for several hours before being apprehended in the nearby city of Hamburg and temporarily held in custody by authorities.

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