Saturday, 27 October 2007
Former Nazi concentration camp guard, Erna Wallisch, 85, was photographed last week by British historian Guy Walters at her home in Vienna, Austria.
Wallisch declined to comment on her time at Ravensbruck and Majdanek concentration camps from 1942 to 1944. The Simon Wiesenthal Institute lists Wallisch at its seventh most wanted Nazi war criminal, and she is currently wanted by Poland for crimes against humanity. She is said to have acted with the utmost cruelty towards prisoners, and she is also alleged to have taken part in escorting them to the gas chambers at Majdanek.
Although she admitted to her crimes in the 1960s and 1970s, the Austrian government refuses to try Wallisch because her actions are regarded in that country as being 'passively complicit' in the Holocaust. As a result, she continues to live as a free woman.
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