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 [...]

The Demjanjuk Farce or Will Germany Get Its Show Trial?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last week, the Munich district attorney’s office announced that it was charging the 88-year-old John Demjanjuk with some 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his alleged activity as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp during the Second World War. Germany is seeking the long-time Ohio resident’s extradition. The spectacular development will lead many [...]