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September 19, 2016

95-year-old Hubert Zafke still evading justice

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 12:58 pm

You can read about the efforts to convict Hubert Zafke, a depraved Holocaust criminal, at http://www.thelocal.de/20160919/anger-mounts-over-delayed-trial-of-auschwitz-medic

My photo of the Gatehouse at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

My 2005 photo of the Gatehouse into Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

The following quote is from the news article:

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On Monday, a 95-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp will return to the courtroom in the northeastern lakeside town of Neubrandenburg, accused of more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder.

The case against Hubert Zafke, who is wheelchair-bound, has been suspended four times since the first hearing in February because of concerns over his health.

The wizened Zafke is the fourth former concentration camp worker in the dock in this latest series of trials for Nazi-era crimes, following John Demjanjuk in 2011, Oskar Gröning in 2015 and Reinhold Hanning this May – all convicted before solemn, packed courtrooms of complicity in mass murder.

The Demjanjuk case set the legal precedent that defendants could be sentenced for having worked at concentration camps where atrocities were committed without proof of specific crimes by them.

The charges against Zafke focus on a one-month period in 1944 when 14 trains carrying prisoners – including the teenage diarist Anne Frank – arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

[Anne Frank didn’t die in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Does Zafke get any credit for saving her? No, of course not!]

Frank, who arrived in Auschwitz with her parents and sister, was later transferred to another camp, Bergen-Belsen, where she died in March 1945, just two months before the Nazis were defeated.

Prosecutors have said Zafke was aware that the site in Nazi-occupied Poland was an extermination camp, and have accused him of at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder.

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Why only 3,681 counts of accessory to murder? There must have been more than 3,681 Jews who died of typhus while Zafke was there. If he was there, he is guilty. That’s the law now!

The news article continues on, ad nauseum, and finally ends with this quote:

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More than 70 years after the prosecution of top Nazis began in Nuremberg, Germany is racing against time to try the last Third Reich criminals.

Some 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, perished between 1940 and 1945 in Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet forces.

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Note the figure of 1.1 million people who died at Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. That number is down from an original estimate of 4 million deaths at Auschwitz. Do these aged war criminals get any credit for SAVING almost 3 million people? Sadly, they do not get any credit for saving Jews.