Double Standards: War Crimes Case Reveals Laxity of German Justice

Posted by John Rosenthal

Earlier this month, a German court in Munich found the 90-year-old former Wehrmacht officer Josef Scheungraber guilty on ten charges of murder for his role in a massacre of Italian civilians in the town of Falzano di Cortona in June 1944 during the Second World War. The case has invited comparisons to that of John [...]

A German Antiterror Cop’s Lament

Posted by John Rosenthal

“But all the investigations, dragnets and other measures that were now gearing up were accompanied by a certain shame and collective bad conscience concerning the fact that the biggest terrorist attack in modern history had been planned by Mohammad Atta and his Hamburg Cell precisely on German soil.” This is how Michael von Wedel, a [...]