Published: Jan. 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM
LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) — Poland is trying to extradite from Britain an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor who in the Soviet era allegedly helped to hang war heroes.

Britain’s Home Office rejected requests in 2001 and 2006 to extradite Helena Wolinska-Brus, saying she was too old. But Poland is trying again using a new EU tool, the European arrest warrant, meant to speed the handover of suspected criminals, the Chicago Tribune said.

Wolinska-Brus, of Oxford, England, escaped Nazi death camps and worked in the Moscow-backed resistance during World War II. She later became a senior military prosecutor as Poland’s Stalinist regime allegedly worked to consolidate power by eliminating rivals, the paper said.