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May 13, 2016

Auschwitz survivor not allowed to speak at trial of German war criminal

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 7:51 am


Please, I implore you: let me speak; I will convict the bastard

Depraved German war Criminal Reinold Hanning

Depraved German war criminal Reinold Hanning

Just because he is old now, and his killing days are over, Reinold should not expect mercy from the Jews. Reinold has apologized to the Jews, but that’s not enough. He has to pay for his crimes.

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full here:

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DETMOLD, Germany — An 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor who traveled from his home in California to Germany was denied the opportunity to testify at a former Nazi SS guard’s trial Friday.

[Holocaust survivor] Joshua Kaufman, who lives [the good life] in Los Angeles, had hoped to win permission to tell the court about how he removed bodies from gas chambers at the World War II death camp after victims had been killed with Zyklon B.

Reinhold Hanning, 94, is on trial accused of being accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people. Although Hanning was not directly involved in any killings at Auschwitz, prosecutors accuse him of facilitating the slaughter in his capacity as a guard at the camp.

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It might be hard for some people to understand what is going on here, so I will attempt to explain it.  Anyone who was anywhere near where a Jew died, during the Holocaust, is now considered to be guilty of a war crime and should spend the rest of his life in prison.  Just because Hanning is 94 years old now, that doesn’t mean that the Jews should let him die in peace.

No! He’s a war criminal because he was within a few yards of where a Jew died in the Holocaust, so he should spend the rest of his years in prison. End of story!

The news article continues with this quote:

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At the start of Friday’s [court] session, Kaufman’s German lawyer Markus Goldbach asked the court if his client could also be heard.

“He will be able to tell you that the bodies looked as if they were frozen and that he could see the horror of the death fight in their faces,” Goldbach said in his application statement.

The lawyer argued that his client would be able to give evidence of the specific killing process.

Judge Anke Grudda agreed to consider the request but after a break in the proceedings ruled that Kaufman would not be allowed to testify. She stressed that the decision was based entirely on German law and was not out of “reasons of respect or disrespect.”

Speaking before the Grudda [judge] announced her ruling, Kaufman said he “came to speak for those who can no longer be heard.”

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Did you catch that, dear reader? Kaufmann was allowed to survive so that he could testify, years later, that the Germans gassed the Jews.

Who is going to pay Kaufmann’s expenses for his trip to Germany to testify?  The German people will pay for his trip, of course.

If you hear a noise, that’s the sound of me, climbing down from my soap box now.