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German court answers the key question in the most recent death camp case.

Douglas: Irmgard Furchner, 97, was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 10,505 people. Douglas: She worked as secretary to SS commandant of Stutthof concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He says this case brings the pursuit of justice for the Holocaust full circle. Frida Ghitis: For decades, Germany’s prosecution of former camp guards ground to halt. She says judges failed to conceive of Auschwitz as a unified criminal complex. The conviction of Ivan Demjanjuk in 2011 marked a belated break with this regrettable case law, she says.