Yes, it's utter shaming PC bullshit done for the benefit of... schoolchildren. Next they'll be dragging the train drivers and the secretaries from their care homes to whisper 'we were only doing our jobs'. However they were quite happy to let the Commandant of Treblinka die in his own bed.
Didn't I lose an Oscar to somebody in a film about this subject?
Did they catch little Treblinka?
All guards and soldiers follow orders. Will we go after our own for war crimes?
Sounds like this prosecution is a good start.
This is not mere hatred of the Nazis; I hardly think that the Bushes and their ilk should be exempt.
How old are these people? 100?
It's never too late.
Never thought hearing about Nazis would brighten my day. Those guards were perverted monsters and must pay for their crimes.
No, it's not too late.
They are monsters and it's NEVER too late to bring them to justice.
If they truly were just "following orders" then why did they not at any time in the last 70 years admit to their roles at the camp, profess how wrong their actions were but powerless to stop it. They probably would have served some time but would have been freed eventually.
Instead they chose to hide for all these years, and I'm sure they regret none of their actions.
I love it when they drag an old, infirm, incontinent Nazi out of his house, especially when they also deport him in the process. Just when the old man thought he had nothing more to worry about, he gets a nice surprise.
Sorry, but this seems like lame justice to me. Like flogging a corpse. Well, okay if it makes you feel better, but these men have lived full lives for decades. You aren't taking anything away from them at this point. Most are probably in the advanced stages of dementia and don't even know their own names, much less what they did 70 years ago.
On the contrary, Germany is big on family and personal honor and this prosecution takes away their Name, which is their most important possession.
Okay R13, so it sounds like they want to punish the families of these guards by shaming the family name. The old carcasses don't even know what's happening because they're senile and almost dead. So, it's their relatives that are taking the brunt. Yep, sounds fair.
Throw them into a furnace. Alive!
where the hell have the authorities been for the last 60 yrs?
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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