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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.


Light is shone on the unspeakable horrors of Auschwitz

In Auschwitz in southern Poland - where darkness has fallen but where on this special day a light has been shone on the unspeakable horrors that unfolded here. Some 70 years ago tonight this most notorious of Nazi death camps was liberated.

For more than a million, mainly Jews, it was too late. But some survived this killing factory, and some survive still. 300 returned here for a special service of commemoration. Some were coming back for the first time - but in the dusk here all managed a slow walk along the railway track that delivered them to their ghastly fate .

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on a day of remembrance:

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