Monday, October 01, 2007

Suspected Nazi War Criminal Found in Metro Atlanta - When will this end?

This week, members of the Justice Department's "elite" Nazi-tracking force located Paul Henss, an 85 year old man who lives in Lawrenceville, GA. Henss had joined the Hitler youth when he was between 12 and 13 years old, then joined the Nazi party in 1940. Eventually, he volunteered to serve in the Waffen SS and was chosen to serve in the "elite Waffen SS combat unit 'Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler'". After leaving the combat unit, Henss served as a dog handler at both the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps for a total of 2-3 months each. NOW, the Justice Department wants to deport him, because they claim that Henss trained other prison guards how to handle guard dogs. Additionally, the Criminal Division's Office of Special Investigations issued a statement that “the brutal concentration camp system could not have functioned without the determined efforts of SS men such as Paul Henss, who, with a vicious attack dog, stood between these victims and the possibility of freedom.”

While the government begins the legal proceedings to prosecute and possibly deport this man, I think it is imperative that we ask ourselves how much longer this must go on. Is it truly necessary to punish those that, after living a normal life for the past 50 or so years, finally felt comfortable confessing to past sins? Had Henss not said anything at all, he'd still just be an old man living a very normal life (he didn't admit until March of this year that he had ever been involved in Nazi activities). Instead, the government has seen fit to alienate and possibly deport him. Although the Holocaust was an awful chapter of world history, I feel it is absolutely unnecessary to continue to track down and prosecute former members of the Nazi party - this man is 85 years old and likely will not live much longer, anyway. The major figures in this chapter of history are no longer living, and Henss is extremely insignificant compared to Adolf Hitler. What use is it to make the last few years of his life miserable? We all know that the world will NEVER forget the Holocaust, but I think that we can never move forwards if we cannot forgive men like Henss.

41 comments:

Nichole said...

I think you are absolutely correct! This man is my next door neighbor and has never been anything but kind! He is 85 years old for goodness sake. It makes no sense to punish this man at this point in his life. The few years that he has left should not be made misreable for something he did over 50 years ago.

ERose said...

I do agree with the policy of "forgive and forget". I also agree with the idea of a "statute of limitations" on crimes that occurred many years before attempted legal proceedings take place. However, this is a special case because I have a personal motive in seeing this man put in jail.

I am Jewish and feel a personal hatred (yes, hatred) for the Nazi party. I also feel a personal hatred for any person, living or dead, that may have contributed to the brutal murder of my religious kin. Not only did this man contribute to genocide, but his ideology has perpetuated through time, influencing modern day Neo-Nazi's that wish to bring harm to ME PERSONALLY, just because I was born a Jew.

Nichole, I'm sorry if you may have had some lovely dinner parties or cookie baking sessions with this man who is your neighbor, but you are wrong. If someone killed your family and was found alive 50 years later, would you not want him put away?

While I usually disapprove of pulling "religion card" or the "race card", I do feel that this man should be prosecuted for all that he did and all that he stood for. We need to rid the world of such hatred.

Anonymous said...

I think this criminal should experience the same thing that the poor innocent Jewish people experienced at concentration camps. I don't care how old he is. Deportation is too soft for him. Torture him with dogs would be much more appropriate!

Anonymous said...

"we all know the Holocaust will never be forgotten" - and yet you're perfectly happy to forgive and forget the fact that this man brutalized his fellow human beings because they weren't part of his Aryan race? He might appear to be a sweet old man now, but make no mistake - he is a monster and he deserves to be punished. He should consider himself lucky that the worst thing that will happen to him is deportation. It is shocking and horrifying to me that only 60 years after the most horrific episode of genocide in human history people are willing to excuse the behavior of the perpetrators. I guess if you're not Jewish (or gay, disabled, a gypsy, or any other perenially persecuted group) you just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

By the way, to the person who posted the first comment: are you blonde haired and blue eyed? That might explain your neighbor's kindness. I'm guessing you're not Jewish or black.

Anonymous said...

Shut the hell up you idiotic Jews! This man and most the "Nazis" wrongfully convicted for "war crimes" are innocent and have not done anything wrong. The so-called "holocaust" is nothing but a money making extortion scheme to swindle money from western countries and support their terrorist state of Israel. What you Jews are doing to the Palestinians are far worse that what happened to you under the Nazis. The Nazis had working camps, not killing camps. Yes people died, but so did Germans themselves and far worse. They didn't shoot innocent men, women, and children in broad daylight in the streets, they didn't invade someone else's land and pretend it's their own (on the contrary you invaded theirs and made life miserable), and most importantly they made it clear a decade earlier that Jews are to leave Europe and most of you did - you have now infested the USA and brainwashed the public into believing how docile and innocent and helpless your people are. Quite the opposite!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous, who posted a comment at 5:34P.M :

Let me tell you this: the holocaust happened just because of people like you, you ignorant facsist! If your parents or children were sent to gas chambers and suffocated there right before your eyes, I would like to see if you would still be saying the nonsense you said about "working, but not killing camps." From what you said, it looks to me that you are either a former Nazi or a member of KKK. Shame on you!

Jen said...

I don't know about Nichole, but I am blonde haired and blue eyed. My "shocking and horrifying" opinion on this subject has nothing to do with who I am or what I look like - my family is Ukrainian. Go ahead, ask me how many Ukrainians were killed in the Holocaust - 4 million under Hitler, and between 12 and 20 million under Stalin. I, too, feel a dislike of people associated with those brutal regimes. However, I feel very strongly that those who make comments like Erose's make it all too easy for another Holocaust to occur. If we don't forgive and forget and we keep hating whoever it is, we keep the cycle intact. Next time around, it'll be people like Erose who are the instigators, and people like Mr. Henss that are the victims... see where this is headed?

Anonymous said...

Jen, forgiving and forgetting is good most of the time, especially when it comes to family members or close friends, but we cannot and must not forgive genocides like holocaust and Stalinism. People like Hitler, Stalin or Mr. Henss will never be victims. Moreover, the more time passes, the more heroes they become and people start emulating them. Why do you think the fascist and shaved head movements in Germany and Russia are currently on the rise?

Anonymous said...

re: response at 6:02
There is absolutely no evidence of human gas chambers. De-lousing chambers, yes. Killing people by gas? All made up hogwash. And let me also tell YOU this: If Nazis wanted to exterminate all the Jews of Europe, they would have done it without fail. Jews were sent to these camps to get killed only and not work, yet you all have some family member who 'survived'. Get real.

re: Jen's comment.
Jen, I, in no way condone killing innocent people, but you brought up what I wanted to say. 20 million Ukranians were starved intentionally by Stalin. Stalin was far worse than any Nazi. Yet how many times have we heard this in the "American" Jewish-run media? I for one am sick and tired of these Jews shoving the "holoco$t" down my throat at every opportunity they get, 60 years later.

Forget the world's largest open-air prison the Jews are running in the 21st century as we speak -- Palestine -- but it is sooooo important that we 'teach the Nazis a lesson' for being "evil". What a sick and perverted joke!

If you Jews are such good people and humanitarians then when was the last time you made a movie or documentary about the suffering of the Ukranians -- or any other REAL genocides that have occured throughout the world. But movies/documentaries about Nazis and Jews? HA! 60 years later you are still making them to shove down the throats of unsuspecting people who are eager to be brainwashed. And there is no end in sight. And I'm glad there isn't because people like myself will wake up to all your desperate lies sooner or later.

Like I said, just because I don't believe the holoco$t happened it does not mean I want all Jews dead, or anyone else for that matter. But as for me you can take your false stories, history, and brainwashing elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

this is absurd, there is no record of this man personally killing anyone... he was a dog handlers for gods sake... thing is he is being chased for something he did as a young man.. the waffen SS were different from any camp guards, they were the elite kind of like to days SAS or seals...

makes me laugh that we are spending all this money on this and we have millions of immigrants streaming into the USA..

Anonymous said...

"OSI Director Eli M. Rosenbaum, whose office investigated the case."

OF Course, It's a Jew running the show...bit of a personal agender Eli?

Nikki M said...

First of all why is everyone posting anoymously? If you feel so strongly about this why don't you attach your name to it?

I have to agree with the anonymous poster who said that there is no record of the man killing anyone. There were hundreds of thousands of people who ran the concentration camps. What justice is served by tracking insignificant individuals down and disrupting lives further? As far as we can tell, he hasn't spent his time in Atlanta spreading anti-semitism.Is this man really even evil? His acts - yes. But is this man inherently evil for what he did? Or is there another explanation? "Ridding the world of hatred" doesn't mean we have to deport men like Henss, it means we have to take a look around and prevent something like the Holocaust from happening again.

Anonymous said...

To all of you antisemits, who think holocaust was made up: immigrate to Iran and join the Iranian president's headquarters. You have a lot in common with him as he does not believe in holocaust either.

Dr. D said...

Okay. I see that this post has obviously struck a very raw nerve with a number of different groups. Fantastic!
As blog administrator, I invite you to express your opinions and your freedom of speech. After all, let's remember, this is America.
However, I do ask that if you leave a comment, you do not do so anonymously. That is cowardly. If you feel so strongly about an issue, you should own up to it. I am not asking you to identify yourself, but to at least post your blogging identity.
And let's all try to be considerate of alternative opinions -- if you don't agree, then instead of name calling, present evidence to support your position instead.

Anonymous said...

re: Anonymous at 7:29

Agreed. A Jew is running a made-for-Jews program of hunting down bad, evil Nazis. Of course as long as you ever lived in Nazi Germany, according to all these Neo-Fascist Jews of America and Israel, you must automatically be GUILTY, right? And while you are at it spend all the money you can compliments of the American taxpayer, because we are all blind to the fact that the US government is supporting Zionist terrorists to turn the middle east upside down.

And of course Zionist terrorists are so important that America has to send their young to get killed so that the terrorist state of Israel can continue to exist and terrorize all it's neighbors. Good going America, you are doing a fine job of getting rid of "Alqaida" (Whatever the hell that means).

ERose said...

WOW..Jen, I'm really upset that you would say that about my comment. Anonymous just said...

"The so-called "holocaust" is nothing but a money making extortion scheme to swindle money from western countries and support their terrorist state of Israel."

...and your blaming people like myself for the start of the Holocaust? I'm infuriated and personally offended. This blog is making me a little too uncomfortable.

ERose said...

I guess when I said...

"We need to rid the world of such hatred."

...you confused me for a Nazi.

LEARN TO READ JEN

Jen said...

erose, in response to your post, I in no way, shape or form confused you with a member of Hitler's murderous ex-regime. Personal attacks aside, I was merely pointing out the irony of your post, in which you expressly stated your hatred for any persons associated with the Nazi party and then concluded with "we need to rid the world of this hatred".

This is EXACTLY the cycle I was talking about. People can say that everyone should get along and no one should hate each other, but until people stop pointing fingers, the cycle continues.

Dr. D said...

I feel the need to make one more comment as blog adminstrator. A debate about whether the Holocaust happened or not is ridiculous. There is irrefutable evidence that it happened, and that millions of Jews, Roma people, homosexuals, Slavs, mentally and physically challenged indivduals were killed by the Nazis regime. Anyone who suggests otherwise is simply ignorant of history or unwilling to face the facts of history.
This particular blog posting is about what should happen to the individual in question -- not whether the Holocaust happened or not!

Tanning Lotion said...

I think what the US Justice Department is doing to Paul Henss is outrageous. According to everything said he did not kill anyone in a concentration camp. He trained the guard dogs. Yes the Holocaust was an awful thing. Yes it did happen. I hope and pray that nothing like it ever happens again, but we have to look at the facts and get our emotions out of it. He joined the Hitler youth when he was 13 or 14 years old. That was what everyone did in Nazi Germany. Did it make it right? No, absolutely not, it was wrong. If he did a crime over here at 13 or 14 years old it would be in a sealed court document and couldn't even be look at as an adult. He did what he had to do to survive. When it comes to Hitler and some of the other war criminals that were directly in charge of giving orders to kill Jews, Slavs and other innocent victims I say don't deport them, hang them, but someone like Paul Henss was just a young man doing what his country told him to do, just like our troops are doing in Iraq (and yes I do support our troops in Iraq). I am not saying the mission is the same but in Paul Henss' eyes he was fighting for his country. No, I do not believe in what he was fighting for and I think looking back he probably doesn't either now, but he was a 19 year old kid. He trained the guard dogs that guarded the camps. Are we going to deport the soldiers that built the fence around the camps? When is going to stop? I think that this is a waste of taxpayers dollars and a harrassment of what sounds like a decent elder man that has been a good resident of this country for 55 years. And for the record, I am Jewish so don't play that card on me.

ERose said...

Jen -

My hatred stems from the fact that millions of my people were killed by the Nazi regime. By no means am I going to kill, rape, steal, or commit genocidal acts against the people of Germany because of my strong dislike of the Nazi Party. That represents a very important distinction in the difference between my hatred and theirs.

I am merely remorseful about the deaths of so many people that I feel a personal attachment to. As a result, I feel strongly about my dislike for those that believe in Nazi/Neo-Nazi/Skinhead ideals.

Answer me this: if you had a friend, relative, or somebody close to you killed, would you not feel a strong disdain for the person responsible? My guess is that you would. I also guess that you would not question the prosecution of the murderer. You would likely feel very strongly about that person being put in jail as a means of serving justice.

BUT maybe you are right...we should free all of the murders and criminals in order to stop the vicious cycle of hate.




PS - Pointing a finger (especially a finger seeking justice for his people) NEVER killed anyone.

Jen said...

erose, I understand everything you're saying, I truly do. I have family that was killed during the Holocaust, and to answer your question, if there was someone who murdered my family, of course I would want to see them tried and sentenced accordingly. However, you seem to have missed the fact that, as of now, there is no evidence that this man killed anyone. You're so quick to point out that you seek justice, but I feel that what you're truly seeking in this situation is revenge. Unless something's happened in the last 24 hours and America no longer offers each and every person the right to a fair trial, habeas corpus, and the status "innocent until proven guilty", this man has the same rights as you and me. The government has NO evidence that he killed anyone at all, ever. If they should happen to gain any evidence, then by all means, they should hold a fair trial (although I'm sure it will be extremely difficult to find an impartial jury, if its possible at all). But in the meantime, I don't see the use in wrecking both his life and his reputation, which the government has already done by making public his status as a suspected war criminal.

In regards to your comment about stopping the hate with American criminals, I find your claim absolutely ludicrous. There is a very large distinction between Mr. Henss and those "murderors and criminals" to which you refer - they've been tried and proven guilty of whatever crime they've committed. Mr. Henss hasn't. And until he does, it is ridiculous to put him in the same category.

On a side note, I find it interesting that this seems to be the only crime that has no statute of limitations for prosecution. Furthermore, it is a fundamental principal of the American justice system that the punishment should always fit the crime. I don't even know how you begin to go about deciding on a punishment for a crime that MAY have been committed over 50 years ago. The man is 85 years old, and clearly no longer poses a danger to society. If it took the government this long to find him, then he's clearly not committed other crimes while living in the United States.

Earlier today (prior to my posting this article), I spoke to a member of F&M's faculty, who also happens to be Jewish, and that person suggested that the public humiliation Mr. Henss has been made to endure is a fitting punishment. Said faculty member stated, and I agree wholeheartedly, that this humiliation, coupled with a public apology and perhaps private apologies to any individuals Mr. Henss may have harmed, would be a very fitting punishment.

Last, I'd like to address your point that pointing a justice-seeking finger never killed anyone. I'm inclined to disagree. I think there have been many times throughout history when people seeking "justice" have killed innocents. The Salem Witch Trials were the first thing that crossed my mind, but there have been many other instances. People are just so quick to jump to conclusions that its often easy to forget that not everyone is guilty of what they're accused of. I think that's very important to remember when dealing with this situation. Its very easy to say that this man probably killed people and we should just deport him, but that goes against every principle our justice system was founded upon. I'm sure you and I would want a fair trial in the same situation and I don't think its fair for either of us to state he doesn't deserve that. Isn't it a basic human right?

The said...

Why waste the money to deport this thug, just hang him here, you need a volunteer to pull the lever, I'll be happy to do so.

ERose said...

Jen-

I never suggested that we stone this man to death on a whim. If I was seeking revenge and not justice, I would take up the role as an armed anti-Nazi vigilante. As you can tell, I have not and will not do so.

I merely feel that as an "ex"-Nazi SS, Henss should be thoroughly investigated, and if necessary charged with a crime. Public humiliation is merely a side effect of doing something illegal. Sex offenders are publicly humiliated by having their pictures on the internet. If you are involved with something illegal, odds are other people are going to find out. If we find out that he was not involved in Nazi SS, then let him sue for defamation of character or something of the sort. End of Story.

On one point though, I admit, you are right. There is a big difference between currently convicted criminals and people under investigation like Mr. Henss.

HOWEVER, you cannot argue that we must stop the hate by not investigating suspected criminals. Crimes are caused by, and often arouse, hatred. This is human nature and unfortunately nothing can be done. Sorry.

As to your question about deciding his punishment, I will leave that up to the US legal system because I am in no place to make that sort of assessment. You do need to realize that, if this man is convicted and punished, his sentencing will likely serve justice appropriately. I do not care if he is old, feeble, and harmless. He trained animals to kill human beings. If you made an explosive device and somebody you knew used it to commit an act of mass murder, you would be guilty of murder also. If you were to hide a criminal from the police, you would be an accomplice to his crime. This is the justification for this ongoing investigation. THAT, Jen, cannot be disputed.

Now on to your comment about public apologies...

Apologizing for an action does nothing. Words are words. If you commit a crime, you cannot justify it with an apology. Words do not serve justice. It would be hilarious to hear a rapist say, "I'm sorry miss, I didn't mean to forcefully have sex with you and scar you for life".

While I do use extreme scenarios, you get the point.

I also am shocked that you would compare Nazi's to Witches in the Salem Witch Trials.

NAZI'S KILLED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT FICTIONAL SORCERERS OR MAGICIANS ACCUSED OF COMMITTING UNEXPLAINABLE ACTS.

You are making it seem as if Nazi's are the victims here. If this man was on trial for killing my pig or ruining a harvest of my grain, maybe I would agree that we should take a second look at the situation and compare it to the Witch Trials.

I am not seeking revenge Jen, I am seeking justice. While there can be a thin line between the two, I do not believe that a criminal investigation is anything but just.

I never said that Mr. Henss does not deserve his day in court. All suspected criminals should have this right. BUT, if this man is found to be an accomplice to murder, he deserves to have justice brought down upon him.

Please, I beg of you to stop trying to defend this man. I am not sure what your stance is, but if you feel that he and his fellow Nazi SS friends did nothing wrong, you might as well, in my eyes, strap on your Nazi armband and buy a nice pair of knee-high black boots to wear on campus.

aditi said...

On a somewhat different note - just because someone trains the dogs that guarded the camp and did not personally kill anyone does not mean they did nothing wrong. I guess thats like saying the scientists who made the atom bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not at fault for the deaths of the people there. True they were not the ones who dropped the bombs or ordered the bombs to be dropped, but they were in part responsible for the damage that occurred. I know the comparison is not quite he same but the point i'm trying to make is that just because he did not directly kill anyone, the fact that he prevented them from escaping and it resulted in their death puts him at fault. However, though I do believe that he is at fault, I don't think that he should be deported or sentenced some 50 years after the crime. Whatever caused him to do with he did (situational pressures etc.)have now passed and he is a harmless 85 year old man. Punishing him to give ourselves some sort of self satisfaction that we have in some small way avenged the death of Nazi victims, is quite ridiculous. The past is the past, dreadful as it may be punishing somewhat for something they did so long ago is not going to do anyone any good. If conditions were still unstable I can see the point of punishing a person to make an impact on the others committing similar atrocities. But this is not the case here.

Anonymous said...

You are obviously not aware of the brutality used by the Nazis at Buchenwald and Dachau. Whilst they were Concentration Camps and not Death Camps like Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka and Auschwitz / Birkenau, the most henious of crimes towards inncoent people were carried out in those camps.

I beg you to research the Holocaust to find out more and then you will realise that the perpertrators should still be brought to justice even if so much time has past.

My family were murdered in the gas ovens of Treblinka. They were normal people living normal lives who were murdered just because of their race/religion.

Babies and young children were thrown into burning pits alive, without even being gassed at Birkenau.

6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. 600,000 gypsies were murdered too. Each person was a world. 6 million worlds ended.

Nicole - Tel Aviv / London said...

You are obviously not aware of the brutality used by the Nazis at Buchenwald and Dachau. Whilst they were Concentration Camps and not Death Camps like Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka and Auschwitz / Birkenau, the most henious of crimes towards inncoent people were carried out in those camps.

I beg you to research the Holocaust to find out more and then you will realise that the perpertrators should still be brought to justice even if so much time has past.

My family were murdered in the gas ovens of Treblinka. They were normal people living normal lives who were murdered just because of their race/religion.

Babies and young children were thrown into burning pits alive, without even being gassed at Birkenau.

6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. 600,000 gypsies were murdered too. Each person was a world. 6 million worlds ended.

A said...

I think that if Mr. Hess was a persecutor of other humans based on their political opinions, social group or religion than he should be deported. By keeping Mr. Henss here regardless of his age we as a nation are saying his actions were okay. We are creating a loophole in the system. If he was at the concentration camp, training dogs he must have known what was going on around him. Is Henss really an innocent man? It takes a lot of people to create the holocaust. Hitler may have been he leader but Henss was a follower. He attended the Hitler Youth Group, he was apart of the SS. Maybe over the years he has changed and developed other opinions, but he must take responsibility for his past and his actions. That is what he has done by coming forward and telling the story of his past. Now we as a nation cannot allow him to live in the U.S. if he has been a persecutor of others.

the man said...

fuck this guy. YES I HOPE HE DIES AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL!

Adrian said...

It seems hard to believe that Paul Henss, as a member of the SS and as an official at the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps, knew little about the atrocities being committed during the dark holocaust era. Even though he may have played a small role in the functioning of that violent killing machine, he did nevertheless participate. As a man, with a wife, living amongst good, simple people, Paul Henss has undoubtedly felt remorse and suffered a great deal. If he is a man with even a small degree of dignity, he would have recognised, within the boundaries of his soul that he did wrong. At this point in his life no punishment could be more severe. It is for this reason that I argue that deporting him and sending him away would do society no good. What good would it do sending a man in his physical state to a place that is no longer his home? For all we know he has already been living in exile. This issue should serve as a lesson to all. When will the hatred end? When will humanity find closure?

It may be of some help to those who cannot answer to the daemons of their heritage to consider another dark era of another country. South Africa was plagued by hatred during Apartheid. People were unjustly mistreated, they were torn apart from their homes and their families and hundreds upon thousands were savagely killed. During the period of negotiations between the Apartheid government and the opposing ANC, South Africa was in a state of violent and bloody turmoil. Once democracy was established, the new leaders recognised the desperate need for reconciliation. This led to the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Here, thousands of testimonies were herd, both of those that suffered oppression and of those that oppressed. The result of this endeavour was, for lack of better words, glorious. The people were given a chance to publicly ask for forgiveness and to give accounts of their experiences. Forgiveness and reconciliation led to the beginning of a process that facilitated the construction of national unity.

The past teaches us lessons that should be utilized in the future. South Africa is a testament to this. The pain inflicted on humanity in general and on those individuals who were subject to the horrors of the concentration camps, is unimaginable to most. But consider this; those that died could never really be put to rest if we as one human race are unable to achieve closure. Memories last forever. How those memories affect society depends on whether we as one people are willing to compromise, and strive for closure on issues such as the holocaust.

By not deporting Paul Henss we are not forgiving him. We are simply letting a man who has a few years of life left, die with a small degree of dignity. What is important is the message that is sent to the world. People must begin to understand that in order for society to progress, it must relinquish the hatred that torments it. We must accept our past, and use its various lessons as a means of understanding who we are, and where we are going.

Anonymous said...

A man who trains dogs to viciously attack concentration camp inmates is not a kind man. His victims were not allowed to live until 85. He knew what was being done in the camps, and he contributed to the deaths and cruelty. He lied on his immigration papers, and he was finally caught in his lies. He should be deported. He should never have been allowed to enjoy the generosity of the United States in the first place. Justice does not change just because someone got away with their crime for a long time. Better late than never.

Anonymous said...

It also shocks me to see the anti-Jewish posts on this blog. I am not Jewish, but if my people had been murdered in the millions, I would certainly seek justice. This is no clueless farmer. This man was a Waffen-SS who played an integral part in the operations of a concentration camp that murdered people. He knew that he was guilty, which is why he lied on his immigration papers. He knew he could not enter the U.S. legally. If the U.S. knew he was in the Waffen-SS, he would not have been allowed entry because they were known war criminals. I do not want a man like this in my country. He has no right to be here, and he should be deported as soon as possible.
N. Anderson

Tigist said...

I think he should be prosecuted because he was involved someway somehow. If we don’t send him back to Germany, we are just saying what happened is forgivable, which is absolutely not.

Anonymous said...

If there is no evidence proving this man had ever commited an act of genocide against the Jewish people, I believe we should as the others have recently said, forgive and forget. There will always be hate in this world. No amount of protests, arguing, or wishing otherwise will ever change that. It's not important if he did or does hate Jews. What is important is that if we wish to move past this ugly chapter in history, we'll need to learn that if we continue to dwell in the past about something that happened over 50 years ago then we can never learn to push forward into the future and seek justice for more current issues. Let's let bygones be bygones.

Amber said...

To anyone who thinks the holocaust didn't happen.. why would millions of kids in school have to learn about something that didn't happen?
Not to mention for the people who said "there's no evidence" that there were gas chambers... GOOGLE image my friends and other than that.. Just because a man wasn't caught till 50 years later doesn't give him the right to aid in the killing of millions of people. If you don't believe that the holocaust happened why would so many people just happen to have the "similar" first/second hand accounts of what happened? And the tattoos on survivors arms? Also... I'm not even Jewish I I truly believe in what they went through and that they could feel so much hatred to sentence this man and bring him to justice... even if it is a 50 somthing years later. I personally think that people who don't believe the holocaust happened need to get up every morning, look in the mirror and say "What a retard!"... Also.. For the way up there comment that stated something about they were working camps not killing camps.. if they were killing camps there wouldn't be survivors, the nazi's wanted to annialate the jews in the worst manner possible. So they made them suffer. People on here seem so blind to me.

Anonymous said...

it's hard to believe that in a country that is at present obsessed with illegal immigrants from south of the border coming in to their country,that they would have sympathy for this Nazi monster.While they're may be no proof yet that he personally killed Jews,saying that he had no knowledge of what was going on in the camps was laughable.What Nazi has come out and admitted to killing Jews and why hide out if you did nothing wrong.Monsters should be gotten rid of not patted on the back.Those dogs were the only good judges of characters here

Anonymous said...

He was an SS Officer. This means he was evil. Nothing close to an every day German trying to survive the war. The SS was invented to destroy all the "undesirables" of the world, not to keep order or protect Germany. Deporting him is far from unfair.

KREISAU said...

The matter is simple. He joined the SS. He was not drafted or forced to join....unlike the Wehrmach...he had to really WANT to be in the SS to withstand the brutal training. The SS (Schutzstaffel) is an OUTLAW organization and he is not in this country legally. He lied to get into this country. THEREFORE, he must be DEPORTED. Yes, he's a nice old man now. How many "nice old men" did he kill or help to kill
when he was in the SS? Did he have mercy on them? Of course not.

andrea chiu said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for inspiring us.
Keep it up and continue on what your doing. Visit my site too.

triciajoy.com

www.triciajoy.com

Nathalie Uy said...

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Keep sharing ideas. Have a good day :)
imarksweb.net
imarksweb.net