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Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.
Then the Nazi hunters showed up.
In 1989, as the U.S. government prepared to strip him of his citizenship, Denzinger packed a pair of suitcases and fled to Germany. Denzinger later settled in this pleasant town on the Drava River, where he lives comfortably, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers. He collects a Social Security payment of about $1,500 each month, nearly twice the take-home pay of an average Croatian worker.
Apparently the Justice dept made a deal with former Nazi's living in America.
"He claims he was drafted into the army and he did as he was told. You do as you are told or they line you up against a wall and shoot you. You don't have any choice."
without your thread I would have never heard of this... this war crim is doing better than my VN ear Vets I dare say.
Hmmm this is not on Statue of Liberty's Plaque bring us your War Criminals, enemies of our nation who killed our kind, we will feed, house, and give you free medicine...
Wonder why the Nazi Hunters could not expedite these fugitives from justice????
originally posted by: schuyler
The fact is there aren't many WWII survivors left. Those who are are 90 years old, and that means they were 20 at best when they were pressed into service. Some of them managed to escape the monstrosity of WW II Europe and get to America, the Land of Opportunity, where they managed to find a normal life.
So now here come the self-proclaimed "Nazi Hunters" who are going to "get these guys!" and when they find them they try to get them deported at their most vulnerable age, stripped of citizenship and any rights they have, including their retirement benefits, because once, when they were 20 years old, they were forced to serve the Nazis...
and they aren't useful, like Werner von Braun was useful and got a pass, even though there is no doubt at all he was directly and personally responsible for exploiting Jewish labor to build his rockets to bomb England.
You could just wait a couple of years and these few remaining guys would all be dead. But noooooo. We have to "get them." And you're upset that they still get their social security, something they worked 40 years to earn?
THAT'S the facepalm here.