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 Demjanjuk. Germany’s avid pursuit of Demjanjuk creates the impression that German authorities are vigilant about prosecuting Nazi war crimes. Especially in light of the defendant’s similarly advanced age, the conviction of Josef Scheungraber reinforces this impression. But closer consideration of the Scheungraber case shows precisely the opposite to be the case…

See my article on Pajamas Media here.

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