Also, he's 88 years old. Nobody knows that he hasn't had horrible nightmares or terrible remorse about the things he had to do.
I'm going to say that I don't know what crimes he's supposedly responsible for. However, here's a scenario.
In my high school there were two sisters that liked to walk around town together. One day they showed up missing. A guy lured them into his car killed them and dumped them in a cemetery. Fast forward 40 years and the guy is 80. Who says, hey let the guy live out the rest of his life... nobody cares anymore.
In the meantime. People who defected and joined the U.S. probably would get treated with amnesty so long as they could be trusted.
I suppose those completely destroyed cities in Germany was all because they missed a target.
I suppose the bombing of Cologne was collateral damage? Yeah that church must've been a munitions factory.
Did you know, that the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were completely irrelevant for the surrender of Japan? Japan was already in talks about their surrender, they were gonna give up. The bombs were dropped as a show of power and to test the bombs on real targets. Two cities, wiped of the face of the Earth, just because they could.
You are very naive if you think it was collateral damage. They intentionally bombed civilian populations to break the backbone of Germany and to demoralize the nation.
Don't give me this Good Guy bullshit.
"I'd start with personal introspection- -before I'd start judging outward."
And according to this logic the whole entire Wehrmacht should be charged with these same exact charges. They were protecting these camps after all.
I wouldn't be so fast to claim you would solely try to save these people from these camps. Who knows if the loyal SS members would have taken retaliation on him or his family members for not doing what he was told to do.If I was in his boots (and forced to join the SS in 1939 or whenever he joined), I would have tried to liberate the camp myself or die trying. He did not. He traded his life for the life of thousands of people, thus he should face the consequences.
You say the "N" word and people lose all sense of perspective.
P.S. How can you "think twice" about killing people against your will? You mean he should've thought twice about being born in Germany in the early 20th century?Geiser says he was forced to join the SS in 1942, and that he never killed anyone
Whatever, they'll find a way to burn him at the stake. What's one more dead person, right?
Also, your analogy is misleading and not true at all. Car manufacturers are not realistically in a position to stop accidents that occur as a result of their car manufacturing, so they can not be held accountable for any deaths/injuries caused by them.
The Nazi concentration/death camp in the story the OP mentioned was in a position to intervene in the worst atrocity of the 20th century. He did not. Answer for your crimes.
Either way, I find it pretty disgusting this is happening. I rarely believe in arresting someone for "warcrimes", especially if they were Orders. I have heard the same story a few times, even televised on TV. I can't help but shake my head at the hypocrisy.
We wernt there guys so stop with the super hero i'd of told them to fuck off. No you wouldnt, you'd of been shot or given a death sentance of being sent to russia, however he is guilty of being in the SS.
If he is guilty of warcrimes then let him be deported and tried, the time frame of these crimes do not mask the horror that is still felt for them.
Although i would like to note something, the SS was the most brutal of them all ergo they were known as the deaths heads.
This wasnt true for all of them however (It was for the vast majority though), some were absorbed when the previous prision camps were turned into concentration camps, and for administrative purposes the guards already posted there were absorbed within the SS-DH's to prevent extra paper work.
In all honesty however i doubt that even if he is deported he'd actually be charged, since while time doesnt prevent crimes being forgetten it does destroy evidence.
Dear god, leave the man alone...
I wonder who these fanatics are going to hunt after the nazis are all dead? Their children? Their grandchildren? Reminds me of the French revolution. There are no more high-profile nazis to go after, but their lust for vengeance has not been sated, so now they go after the guys who shined Hitler's boots...
And besides, we hired on a shitload of Nazis to work for the US government after WW2. I don't see why those guys get a pass, but some prison guard has to be burnt at the stake...
Also, saying Jews shouldn't have lived in Germany is nuts. Maybe Poles shouldn't live in America? Or Italians shouldn't have moved to New York? Maybe we shouldn't have moved into this country and wiped out the Native Americans. People have moved around and most every country has all sorts of different people and religions in it. (Outside of like Japan, and Iceland and a few other small countries).
If the former Nazi is not a Nazi today and holds deep deep regrets for his actions, which his choice was "join us or die" then why the witch hunt? Leave it to the Jews. If the Jews decide to send an assassination team to kill him, okay... not that I would condone it, but leave it to them. They sent a team to kill one guy who was responsible for many many deaths.
Their were plenty of other options besides intentionally dropping weapons of mass destruction on cities when it was known that thousands of innocents would die.