Skip to comments.Germany launches Nazi war crimes probe against Philadelphia man
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.
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Work will set you free. I expect to read that here any day now
*shudder* I have a morbid fascination with the Holocaust. I just never understood how so many people went along with it..
From whom? Obama said abolished the work requirement for welfare dependents. It seems the Democrats are going in the opposite direction.
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.
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
Who do you think will be the guards........government employees who believe in “HOPE & CHANGE”?
“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’.”
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.
Back then, I don’t think even the democrats would have admired him.
When is Abbas going to be prosecuted, by the way?
Did the Israeli’s ever go after Soros?
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.
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.
“Murdered!?! Nein,zey died of heart failure!’’.
I wish, and don’t understand why they haven’t (money/power aside).
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!
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.
Demoncrats are going in a different direction. We are not. We need to be put into camps to be indoctrinated in the demoncrat way
I don’t doubt that whatsoever. It’s a matter of when, not if.
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.