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Suspected Nazi war criminals

Should they still be charged?

Princess P
post 12.May.2009, 01:46 PM
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A frail 89 year old man has today been deported from America to Germany to face charges of being an accessory to the death of 29000 people in Nazi concentration camps.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8045543.stm

What are your thoughts? Is this a waste of time and money or should people suspected of this sort of horror be hunted down until they day die?
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Jamtjim
post 12.May.2009, 01:56 PM
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Of course they should be hunted down. Just because what they did was a long time ago, doesnt mean they should be let off.

These people perpertrated some of the worst crimes of recent history and should be made an example of. By finally making this man pay for his actions, we are sending a message to people that if they commit horrible crimes, society will not rest untill they are brought to justice.
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*Grandma Death*
post 12.May.2009, 01:57 PM
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As the granddaughter of holocaust survivor it's hard to say. Yes, I believe justice should still be served, but the level of punishment should possibly reflect the accused's age and condition of health.
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Jamtjim
post 12.May.2009, 02:00 PM
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I'm sorry Grandma, but I believe that there is a case for an even tougher punishment due to the fact that this guy as spent the last 65 years doing all he can to avoid paying for his crimes.
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 12.May.2009, 02:15 PM
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I'm with Jim. Being old should not be an excuse to get away with crimes (although in reality it often is, at least in the UK).
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Mzungu
post 12.May.2009, 02:28 PM
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Agree,it's never too late for the likes of such people..
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Braderunner Rennuredarb
post 12.May.2009, 02:31 PM
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If he is guilty, fry him. If he is not, leave him alone.
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ringorm
post 12.May.2009, 02:57 PM
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It has been more then 60 years now, it's time to forgive and forget,it's not like the guy is responsible for killing 6 million jews.
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Jamtjim
post 12.May.2009, 03:00 PM
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No not 6 million. Just the odd 29,000 by all accounts so let him off then...
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 12.May.2009, 03:04 PM
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How many Jews is it ok to kill before you really merit punishment for it? Just curious.
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Eel
post 12.May.2009, 03:28 PM
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If he is fit to stand trial, then yes.

If he´d be suspected of murdering one or two people I reckon the relatives should be asked whether they´d find a trial meaningful. After all, a trial costs a great deal of money and it´s unlikely an 89 year old will end up in prison, due to health reasons. But due to the symbolic value of this case - and the number of victims involved - that doesn´t apply here.
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