Old Nazis May Be Dying Off But Nazi Hunting Continues to Thrive – The Daily Beast

Even those old Nazis who have been brought to justice have recently found themselves under attack. On July 29, there were protests in Rome to mark the 100th birthday of former SS and Gestapo officer Erich Priebke, who is serving a life sentence under house arrest for his role in the massacre in 1944 of 335 Italians in the Ardeatine Caves.July also saw the launch of a campaign by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in which posters were displayed in some 2,000 locations around Germany, offering a reward up to the equivalent of $33,000 for “valuable information” that leads to the imprisonment of any “Holocaust perpetrators.” The poster is suitably evocative, and features a stark black-and-white photograph of the entrance to Auschwitz and the words, “Late, but not too late.”Somewhat paradoxically, the campaign is called Operation Last Chance II, and it is the brainchild of the Wiesenthal Center’s Dr. Efraim Zuroff, who has been hunting Nazis for many years. “Prosecuting individual war criminals shows Holocaust victims that justice is still there and will be an unforgettable lesson to the future generation,” Zuroff says. “The misdeed is not reduced even if the criminal is old. But this is really it. We have two or three years maximum, that is all.”

 

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