Friday, January 27, 2017

Arutz Sheva: 'Hundreds, even thousands of Nazi war criminals still at large'

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'Hundreds, even thousands of Nazi war criminals still at large'


Arutz Sheva Staff, 
Hundreds or even thousands of Nazi war crimes suspects could still be at large, one of the world's leading experts on the matter said Thursday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Efraim Zuroff said he expected a spike in convictions in the coming years despite most suspects being in their 90s, but admitted most were unlikely to face justice as many countries are unwilling to pursue cases.

"There are still hundreds, if not thousands of these Nazis, but the problem is who among them can be brought to justice?" the so-called Nazi hunter told an event ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday.

Since 2001, 104 Nazis have been convicted over their roles in the Holocaust, in which around six million Jews were systematically exterminated, figures from Zuroff's Simon Wiesenthal Center show.

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Collaborators in many countries had been largely immune from prosecution as their governments were unwilling to push the matter, he said.
"In a country like Ukraine, for example, there are a lot of Ukrainians who were involved," he said.

"They have never initiated a single investigation."
Zuroff said in both Norway and Sweden statute limitations mean that Nazi war criminals could not be prosecuted.

"In Norway there were people who volunteered for the SS, were sent to the east and were involved in crimes against humanity in Ukraine," he added.