Skip to comments.Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard
Posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT by re_tail20
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If I understand the case correctly, these are not the trials for these people, only the extradition hearings.
How far one goes is simply to determine whether to extradite.
“Just leave him alone. He cannot pay for the sins of a whole evil regime. Have him apologize for his part in the mess and be done with it.”
“Sorry I murdered untold numbers of people. My bad.”
Really? THAT’S what you think is appropriate?
Figured the stress of extradition and trial would kill him.
Many conservative parents whose grown children presently work for the Fed must pray constantly that their sons or daughters will not be blackmailed to do something unconscionable (like for instance stand down when our one of our diplomatic posts is under attack because they were ordered to do so, or bear arms against Americans protesting their government).
It is hard to imagine how a 19-year-old under conscription to the Reich could have resisted doing what he was ordered to do. On the other hand, if he enjoyed it or did not repent, well...
He is not the first German I've met who had been in Hitler Youth, etc., but fled to America first chance they got, got a job, started a family and put it all behind them. I hope his conscience was clean by repentance before he died. That said, consequences here on earth are a separate matter. No winners in Satan's armies.
The war ended before this guy was 20. When he was 15 the war started for Germany. Likely, his father and any other male friend or relative was killed. I am not sure where this guy had choices. Did we arrest him now, 70 years after the war because we found new information. Or did we arrest him because we ran out of war criminals.
Remember this guy isn’t even German. His country was captured. The Germans too the males and used them when they ran short of Germans.
Here Here... I count that Hitachi owes our family and many others around $750,000 with interest accrued on the unpaid “wages” they would allegedly pay for my Grandfathers slave labor, and I’d say 3X that for the starvation, pain and suffering to boot...
I’m leaning to your view. However, he is now going to the Judge Who reads hearts, and Who rules justly. If he is due mercy, it will be granted.
I agree. That is the only judge with jurisdiction here. And he will be judging everyone else in time as well.
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