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93-year-old woman suspected of being Nazi SS guard

German prosecutors are investigating claims that a 93-year-old woman served as a Nazi SS guard during World War II.

Hilde Michnia has also also accused of being involved in forcing prisoners on a march during which about 1,400 women died.

A survivor puts down flowers at a memorial stone at the Bergen-Belsen camp. Credit: Rainer Jensen/DPA/PA Images

Hamburg prosecutors' spokesman Carsten Rinio said his office had begun the investigation of Michnia last week after a private citizen had filed a complaint against her as allowed under German law.

She is suspected of serving as a guard in the Bergen-Belsen and Gross-Rosen concentration camps.

Michnia told German newspaper Die Welt she had not been involved in any atrocities and only worked in the kitchens.

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