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Originally posted by Motorhead
When Nazi troops herd an entire village, men, women and children, into a town church then start throwing hand grendades through the doors and windows, that's a little different to American troops accidentally killing Iraqis.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
However , assembling unarmed man, old, women and children in stables and then machine-gunning them down is a little different, and if it is what realy happened,as proven in this trial - they should be punished.
The nine other defendants were given life sentences for their part in the "violence and murders" which resulted in the deaths of around 350 Italian civilians and for "acting with cruelty and premeditation," said the court's verdict.
The inquiry into the massacres was re-opened after the military records of 695 Nazis liable to be prosecuted for war crimes committed during the Nazi retreat from Tuscany.
Germany was also condemned as a civil party to the crimes and ordered to pay $2.18 million to the families of the victims.
Since the Second World War, Germany has enacted a number of laws providing compensation for people who suffered persecution at the hands of the Nazis. Over the course of its forty year-plus compensation program, these laws have resulted in billions of dollars being paid to hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Compensation for crimes committed by the Nazi regime began soon after the Second World War when the occupation powers, with the exception of the Soviet Union, enacted laws in their individual zones restoring property confiscated by the Nazis to the original owners. The first such law was American: Military Government Law 59, which went into effect in November, 1947.
The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) undertook its first compensation initiatives soon after its founding in 1949. Compensation was a high priority for Konrad Adenauer, the FRG's first Chancellor, who stated on September 27, 1951: "In our name, unspeakable crimes have been committed and demand compensation and restitution, both moral and material, for the persons and properties of the Jews who have been so seriously harmed…"
Simultaneous and parallel negotiations occurred between the FRG and Israel. and the FRG and the Claims Conference. In September, 1952., two sets of agreements were signed at the Hague. One, between the FRG and Israel, required the FRG to provide goods and services to the newly born State of Israel. The second, between the FRG and the CJMC, required the FRG to (i) enact laws that would compensate Jewish victims of Nazi persecution directly, called Protocol No. 1, and (ii) provide funds for the relief, rehabilitation and resettlement of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, called Protocol No. 2.
So 350 people killed in this incidence and 695 NAZI's held liable and they could only find 11 to prosecute.
A lot of people are ignorant of the fact that most of the nazis were forced to worship hitler and kill jews or they themselves would be killed
During the trial lead prosecutor Marco De Paolis argued that the 10, a lieutenant and nine enlisted men, chose to participate in the killings and were not just following orders.
Originally posted by tezzajw
NINE ex-SS soldiers aged 84 to 90 have been sentenced to life imprisonment in their absence by a Rome military tribunal for the massacres of 350 civilians in Tuscany in 1944.
Why isn't hiroshima classified as a massacre? Why isn't every pilot who dropped bombs on civilians prosecuted.?