Austria examines new evidence against female concentration camp guard

Austrian prosecutors are examining new allegations against a female Nazi concentration camp guard who evaded prosecution decades ago for lack of evidence, officials said Tuesday. The new material alleges that Erna Wallisch fatally beat a man at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland, said Gerhard Jarosch, a spokesman for the Vienna public prosecutor's office. The prosecutor's office did not say whether it plans to pursue charges against Wallisch, 85, who lives in Vienna, based on the new evidence from the Polish Institute of National Remembrance. "We are now checking to see if it was really her," Jarosch said. Telephone calls to a number for an Erna Wallisch in Vienna went unanswered Tuesday.