Thursday, December 31, 2009

German Nazi hunter: Our search for war criminals began too late

LUDWIGSBURG, Germany - Germany began far too late with its search for Nazi war criminals, according to the man responsible for bringing them to justice. "It is undisputed that not everything was done to legally process the Nazi period," said Kurt Schrimm, who heads the German central office for solving Nazi crimes. "Mistakes were made early on," Schrimm said of postwar Germany, during an interview with German Press Agency DPA.
Schrimm and his colleagues have come under fire over the ongoing prosecution of alleged war criminal John Demjanjuk, while higher-ranking Nazi officials have gone unpunished.
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