Skip to comments.Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies aged 100
Posted on 10/11/2013 2:41:38 PM PDT by the scotsman
'Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has died at the age of 100 in Italy, his lawyer has told Italian media.
Priebke was jailed for life in 1998 for his role in the WWII massacre of 335 Italians at Rome's Ardeatine Caves.
But because of his age and poor health, he was allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest in the capital.
The move caused anger over what some people in the city regarded as conditions that were far too comfortable and lenient.
Priebke was one of the SS officers present during the killing of men and boys at the caves in 1944, in a reprisal attack ordered by Adolf Hitler for the killing of 33 German soldiers in Rome by resistance fighters.
He was among the officers who oversaw the operation to round up victims and transport them to a network of caves on the outskirts of the city where they were all shot.
Though Priebke admitted his role in the massacre, he never expressed any remorse and maintained he was following orders.
In July, an association representing families of some of the victims of the massacre renewed calls for Priebke to "find the courage to ask for forgiveness".
He was extradited to Italy in 1994 after he was discovered working as a school teacher in Argentina.
He was tracked down by an American journalist working for ABC News and admitted in an interview his role in the massacre.'
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I read somewhere, there are less than eleven Nazis that the Simon Weisenthal people are chasing.
Most of them are in the Mideast.
It may be 60 years overdue, but he’s finally paying for his evil deeds.
You might be happy and surely you lucked out making it 100 years in this life Erich but rest assured it will seem like good times compared to your eternity in hell ‘just following orders’ for the Satan you monster.
Some SS officers who did even worse crimes than this fiend did maybe 9 or 10 years then went on to become pretty important businessmen and politicians after they were released.
All this guy did was successfully remain on the lam up until 1998 or so.
Just like the Park Service employees, just following orders./S
But he was just following orders! Did he ever work the the National Park Service?
Food for worms.
Something is horribly wrong when animalistic crap like this guy can live to 100, when so many of his victims were slaughtered as children.
I’m sure that Zero will be sending flowers.