Thursday, November 29, 2007

Germany Still Sheltering Nazis

Story here. h/t: Do read the whole thing.

Germany continues to shelter a former SS officer who is wanted for murder and for his alleged role in the deportation of hundreds of Jews to Nazi concentration camps.

The Daily Telegraph has tracked down former SS-Obersturmfuehrer Søren Kam to the peaceful suburbs of Kempten im Allgäu, a town about 75 miles from Munich.

Dr Efraim Zuroff, a veteran Israeli Nazi-hunter, will be in Europe next week to mount “Operation Last Chance”, to bring men such as Kam to justice and to expose the role of complacent German judicial authorities in continuing to provide alleged war criminals with safe havens.

“Kam is on my list because in my estimation he is one of the top 10 Nazis that could feasibly be brought to trial” for war crimes, said Dr Zuroff, who is director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem.

Makes one wonder about the current German state apparatus. Why would it refuse to prosecute a Nazi war criminal? How many other Nazi war criminals are being sheltered by present-day Germany, assuming the very likely case that Kam isn't the last one?