Wednesday, July 28, 2010

(NEWS) Former Nazi Officer Dies Unprosecuted

"A former Nazi SS officer died in Germany two months after the reopening of an investigation into his connection to massacres of Jews.

Erich Steidtmann, who as commander was accused of leading several Nazi police battalions who participated in the mass murder of Jews in Eastern Europe, died this week in Hanover, where he lived. He was 95.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center released a statement Tuesday expressing frustration that Steidtmann was never prosecuted for his crimes, saying it reflected decades of German judicial failure in the case."

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