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July 27, 2015

Gröning Holocaust trial ‘may have been for nothing’

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 8:55 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from the headline on the latest news article about Oskar Groening, the accountant of Auschwitz who has been recently convicted of being an “accessory to murder.”

Oskar Groening still clinging to life after his conviction

Oskar Groening still clinging to life after his conviction

In the photo above, Oskar Groening appears to be pleading with God to deliver him from the hateful Jews who want him to be sentenced to life in prison.

This quote is from the news story:

Oskar Gröning’s conviction has still not been upheld, as appeals from both plaintiffs and defense wait to be heard. Prosecutors fear that the ruling will be left hanging forever, diminishing its historical importance. […]

Former SS officer Oskar Gröning was convicted a week ago, but the legal process is a long way from over. Both the defense and a handful of co-plaintiffs have now appealed the verdict of the Lüneburg court, which saw the “accountant of Auschwitz” sentenced to four years in prison on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

The co-plaintiffs, all based in the United States, think the sentence is too short, and have instructed their Berlin-based lawyer Andreas Schulz to appeal to Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (BGH) to change Gröning’s conviction from accessory to murder to actual murder. “The legal consequence of a murder conviction would be a life sentence,” Schulz told “Der Spiegel” news magazine last Thursday.

That appeal has been derided in the media as “nonsense” by various legal commentators. Gröning spent two years at Auschwitz counting and sorting cash taken from the Jews arriving at the camp. He also stood guard on the ramp as the new arrivals were ordered from the trains. Without proof of any specific crimes, jurists said, there is no way that German law can uphold a murder conviction. “During the trial, I didn’t hear a single piece of evidence that could support a murder conviction,” said lawyer Thomas Walther.

In my humble opinion, this story sheds some light on why the Jews were Holocausted in the first place.  It is because the first three rules of the Jewish religion are REVENGE, REVENGE, REVENGE.

Oskar Groening is literally on his death bed, but these survivors who are living the good life in America now, courtesy of the Holocaust, want him to spend the rest of his life in prison. That kind of attitude contributed to the reason that Hitler wanted the Jews out of Germany in the first place.