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Germany launches Nazi war crimes probe against Philadelphia man
Fox News ^ | 2012 Sept 23 | AP

Posted on 09/23/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT by nicmarlo

BERLIN – Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S. Justice Department efforts to have the man stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Johann "Hans" Breyer, a retired toolmaker, admits he was a guard at Auschwitz during World War II, but told the AP he was stationed outside the facility and had nothing to do with the wholesale slaughter of some 1.5 million Jews and others behind the gates.

The special German office that investigates Nazi war crimes has recommended that prosecutors charge him with accessory to murder and extradite him to Germany for trial on suspicion of involvement in the killing of at least 344,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in occupied Poland.

The AP also has obtained documents that raise doubts about Breyer's testimony about the timing of his departure from Auschwitz.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Germany; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; breyer; extradition; nazi; warcrimes
From a Miami Herald Article (see for additional pics):

Image of "U.S. Army intelligence card on Johann "Hans" Breyer, indicating he served in Auschwitz as of Dec. 29, 1944--four months after he said he deserted.'"

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Picture of "entry to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, with snow-covered railtracks leading to the camp."


1 posted on 09/23/2012 11:51:54 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

Work will set you free. I expect to read that here any day now


2 posted on 09/23/2012 12:03:34 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: nicmarlo

*shudder* I have a morbid fascination with the Holocaust. I just never understood how so many people went along with it..


3 posted on 09/23/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: South Dakota

From whom? Obama said abolished the work requirement for welfare dependents. It seems the Democrats are going in the opposite direction.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: cardinal4

I don’t either. Severe human weakness in some cases, I think. There were some heroes made at that time saving many Jews and other ‘undesirables,’ too many we probably don’t even know about, but not enough took that road. When someone believes that they’re ‘only one man’ (or woman or child) and what could they possibly do to leave their mark (good or bad)....you can come back to this atrocity in mankind and point to both good and evil examples.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 12:30:51 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: cardinal4

Per your morbid fascination, I have two books for you: http://www.amazon.com/Am-Murderer-Testament-Jewish-Policeman/dp/0813327024/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348431701&sr=1-1&keywords=am+i+a+murderer

http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Practice-Hell-German-Concentration/dp/0374529922/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348431824&sr=1-1&keywords=theory+and+practice+of+hell


6 posted on 09/23/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: South Dakota

Who do you think will be the guards........government employees who believe in “HOPE & CHANGE”?


7 posted on 09/23/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: nicmarlo

“344,000 Jews murdered, you say? Ja, I heard zometing about dat. I musta been out gettin’ zome shmokes when it happen. I zaw nuttin’.”


8 posted on 09/23/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: nicmarlo
” his American-born mother.” His mom is an American, Hell, if he is a Democrat he should run for president.
9 posted on 09/23/2012 1:34:21 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: nicmarlo
I didn't know that Sorous was now living in Philadelphia.
10 posted on 09/23/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Not only that. He would have smelled the horrific smell of hundreds of thousands of bodies being burned. Just as the people who lived in the surrounding area would have also smelled it....and done nothing.

The smell of a rotting corpse is unmistakable. I can still recall the time (I was about 9 or 10), when I was exposed to the smell of a murdered body placed into the trunk of a car which was abandoned on a major highway across the street from my father’s shop. The smell was awful, and that was just from ONE body.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: 20yearvet

Back then, I don’t think even the democrats would have admired him.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: fella

haha


13 posted on 09/23/2012 1:37:21 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: nicmarlo
And Pat Buchanan will begin his automatic, regardless-of-the-facts-of-the-case, defense of this man in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

When is Abbas going to be prosecuted, by the way?

14 posted on 09/23/2012 1:37:21 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: nicmarlo

Did the Israeli’s ever go after Soros?


15 posted on 09/23/2012 2:09:24 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: cardinal4
I just never understood how so many people went along with it..

Really? It's still happening today. It wouldn't take much for Muslims to eradicate Christians in their countries. Rwanda is another. The Germans just made it a sophisticated endeavor.

16 posted on 09/23/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: cardinal4

The SS guards used to joke that Auschwitz was the place where ‘’the Jews come in the gate and go out the chimney’’. Till the day I die I’ll never understand how the German people and others went along with this.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Murdered!?! Nein,zey died of heart failure!’’.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: iopscusa

I wish, and don’t understand why they haven’t (money/power aside).


19 posted on 09/23/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: nicmarlo

We are running out of Nazi war criminals, what are we going to do next? Nothing like the “Nazi war crimes” had occurred before or since!


20 posted on 09/23/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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Link posted to these and other picks isn't working; here's the link.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/23/v-gallery_detail_list/3016645/ap-exclusive-philadelphia-man.html

21 posted on 09/23/2012 3:25:20 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Revolting cat!
Why do you think they've got the FEMA camps around the country? Obama's issued an executive order that citizens can be arrested without cause? A judge has upheld that ruling (I believe)? The weather service, et al, is loaded up / ordering up, ammo, including those the UN considers illegal in any war, i.e., hollow point? Why there's an FBI directive to look into Americans purchasing guns and survivor supplies?

I say it's certainly not because of any fear of muslim terrorists coming into our country (we've left the border wide open for them an all other illegals). It's obviously not to protect Americans from illegals, Obama's justice department is suing states which are trying to do so. It's not for target practice.

The planned enemy, 'war criminals,' is us. And we are millions.

22 posted on 09/23/2012 3:30:46 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: nicmarlo

Demoncrats are going in a different direction. We are not. We need to be put into camps to be indoctrinated in the demoncrat way


23 posted on 09/23/2012 4:13:04 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: South Dakota

I don’t doubt that whatsoever. It’s a matter of when, not if.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: cardinal4
"If you can make them believe absurdities, you can make them commit atrocities."

--Voltaire

25 posted on 09/23/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: nicmarlo

I remember reading that at some point in the 1960s the Germans decided not to pursue any more cases against Germans for their participation in the Holocaust. So the cases since then have been against people like Demjanjuk who was Ukrainian. In Breyer’s case maybe the fact that he’s an ethnic German from Slovakia, not from Germany, may make the difference—or the fact that he had left and gone to America before the amnesty was proclaimed.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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