Crimes against humanity has no statutes of limitations.
Nail the bastards if they are who the authorities think they are. I couldn’t care less if they were in a cancer ward gasping their last breath, they shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy any moment outside a gray prison wall, or from fear of ending up on a gallows trap door.
NOTE: It’s too bad communists (the other batch of socialist mass murders) guilty of much the same are not being rounded up as well.
Germany arrests three suspected former Auschwitz guards
Three elderly men suspected of having served as SS guards in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz have been arrested in south-western Germany. It follows a federal push to investigate Nazi crimes.
The three men, aged 88, 92 and 94, were arrested in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg on Wednesday. They are being detained in a prison hospital after undergoing medical tests and having their fitness confirmed by a judge, prosecutors in the city of Stuttgart announced on Thursday.
They are suspected of involvement in murders at the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland, where an estimated 900,000 people – mostly Jews – were killed in gas chambers during the World War II. A further 200,000 died by other means, including executions by the SS, or hunger and sickness.
The men were arrested in a series of home raids, which included three more locations in Baden-Württemberg, and at other homes in the states of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. In Hesse, two suspected former Auschwitz guards are being investigated, prosecutor Doris Möller-Scheu said.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, prosecutors said a man confessed to having been at Auschwitz in 1942, but denied direct involvement in mass murder.
“Various records and documents from the Nazi era were seized, and their evaluation is ongoing,” a statement about the Baden-Württemberg raids said.
“This is a major step,” said Efraim Zuroff, from Israel’s Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“Given the advanced age of the defendants, every effort should be made to expedite their prosecution,” Zuroff added.