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Wiesenthalers Issue Grades on Witch Hunt

Postby Mannstein » 1 decade 1 month ago (Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:48 am)

The Wiesenthalers have recently issued report cards for various countries taking part in the international witch hunt for geriatric Nazis.

It is interesting to note that nations receiving the highest grades, an A, are the ones where Jewish influence is at its highest. The USA of course falls into this category as well as Italy. Those receiving an X are the ones that refused to participate or have simply ignored the whole charade from the outset.

The article below gives details on this latest effort to keep the holo. front and center in the public consciousness.

http://www.ejpress.org/article/25718#addCommentary

ROME (EJP)---Italy and the United States are the two most successful countries in bringing former Nazi war criminals to justice or managing to at least convict them in absentia.

The praising report comes from the Jerusalem office of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC), the international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to “repairing the world”, a task that includes confronting anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism, but also chasing Nazi war criminals.

In a conversation with EJP, Efraim Zuroff, the SWC Jerusalem coordinator, recited by heart the latest data concerning Italy: "Between 2005 and 2006, Italy convicted six Nazi criminals in absentia. Then between April 2006 and March 2007, the Italian justice convicted 14 Germans and one Austrian man. Overall, Italy issued 21 judgments in absentia."

In the last weeks, the media’s attention focused on the Italian justice against a former SS, corporal Michael Seifert, extradited by Canada to Italy, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment in his absence.

From June 1944 to April 1945, Seifert served as commander of the concentration camp of Bolzano, an Italian town close to the Austrian border. Seifert, who had been living in Canada since 1951, was found guilty of 11 murders by the military tribunal in Verona in 2000, and the life sentence was confirmed in October 2002.

Better than Italy are only the United States, who get a full "A" for their “Highly Successful Investigation and Prosecution Program”, granted to the countries that have adopted a proactive stance on the issue.

Less brilliant a grade, “C”, was given to Denmark, Serbia and Hungary (“Minimal Success That Could Have Been Greater, Additional Steps Urgently Required”).

The SWC then gave France and Romania a “D”(“Insufficient and/or Unsuccessful Efforts”), highlighting that Paris and Bucharest “could achieve important results if they were to change their policy”.

Bosnia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia and Uruguay only scored an “E” and are described as “countries in which there are no known suspects and no practical steps have been taken to uncover new cases”.

Following are Norway, Sweden, Syria, F1 countries that, according to the SWC, “refuse in principle to investigate, let alone prosecute, suspected Nazi war criminals because of legal (statute of limitation) or ideological restrictions”.

The report then lists the F2 countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine ) "whose efforts (or lack thereof) have resulted in complete failure during the period under review, primarily due to the absence of political will to proceed."

And it ends with a long list of South American but also European countries “which did not respond to the questionnaire, but clearly did not take any action whatsoever to investigate suspected Nazi war criminals during the period under review” (grade: X, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Greece, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain, Venezuela).

A short version of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre 2008 report will be issued around next Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Day, in May, a SWC spokesperson told EJP.

The full report is likely to be published in August.

Continue 'Nazi hunt'

Italy’s intention to continue the “Nazi hunt” is witnessed by the words of chief military prosecutor of Verona, Bartolomeo Costantini. He told EJP that in the next days he will travel to the prison near Naples were Seifert is currently being detained.

Costantini said he wants to question the former SS commander over the destiny of Otto Sein, also a former Bolzano guard indicted for murders and brutalities, and who has been untraceable in the last 60 years.

Costantini said: “The Italian justice cannot prosecute a ghost, and more in general, it is really hard to counter crimes that were committed such a long time ago, let alone get the criminals extradited. Nevertheless, every time we get to sentence someone we believe we have accomplished something very important under a juridical, historical, and ethical profile”.




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Postby KostasL » 1 decade 1 month ago (Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:50 pm)

Mannstein wrote:And it ends with a long list of South American but also European countries “which did not respond to the questionnaire, but clearly did not take any action whatsoever to investigate suspected Nazi war criminals during the period under review” (grade: X, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Greece, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain, Venezuela).


Yes, yes, yes... :D

I know that i live in a free country but it is good to hear and see it again and again. 8)

I feel sorry that so many people are not as lucky as i am. :(

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Re: Wiesenthalers Issue Grades on Witch Hunt

Postby Hektor » 3 months 5 days ago (Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:11 pm)

Mannstein wrote:The Wiesenthalers have recently issued report cards for various countries taking part in the international witch hunt for geriatric Nazis.

It is interesting to note that nations receiving the highest grades, an A, are the ones where Jewish influence is at its highest. The USA of course falls into this category as well as Italy. Those receiving an X are the ones that refused to participate or have simply ignored the whole charade from the outset.
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In a conversation with EJP, Efraim Zuroff, the SWC Jerusalem coordinator, recited by heart the latest data concerning Italy: "Between 2005 and 2006, Italy convicted six Nazi criminals in absentia. Then between April 2006 and March 2007, the Italian justice convicted 14 Germans and one Austrian man. Overall, Italy issued 21 judgments in absentia."

In the last weeks, the media’s attention focused on the Italian justice against a former SS, corporal Michael Seifert, extradited by Canada to Italy, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment in his absence.

From June 1944 to April 1945, Seifert served as commander of the concentration camp of Bolzano, an Italian town close to the Austrian border. Seifert, who had been living in Canada since 1951,
was found guilty of 11 murders by the military tribunal in Verona in 2000
, and the life sentence was confirmed in October 2002.
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Italy’s intention to continue the “Nazi hunt” is witnessed by the words of chief military prosecutor of Verona, Bartolomeo Costantini. He told EJP that in the next days he will travel to the prison near Naples were Seifert is currently being detained.

Costantini said he wants to question the former SS commander over the destiny of Otto Sein, also a former Bolzano guard indicted for murders and brutalities, and who has been untraceable in the last 60 years.
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That seems to be another case where people are hounded with made-up accusations, that can neither be refuted nor proved with certainty. Sure 'reasonable doubt' should apply here, but since it is a Nazi-hunt, it ain't so.

Just check it out for yourself:
https://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/fc-cf/de ... 3/index.do
Examples:
[14] In addition, given that Mr. Seifert denies the most serious allegations against him – those involving the mistreatment and killing of prisoners ....
[106] Lieutenant Titho gave various statements after the war in which he made allegations against Mr. Seifert. For example, in 1965, he stated that he had heard that Mr. Seifert and Mr. Sein had murdered an Italian prisoner.[36] In a later statement, he said that he did not know any details of this alleged crime and had never seen a body.[37] Lieutenant Titho did not profess any direct knowledge of any murders....
[130] As mentioned, Lieutenant Titho said in some statements he gave after the war[45] that he had heard that Mr. Seifert, along with Otto Sein, had been involved in the murder of an Italian prisoner in the cell-block. Mr. Seifert adamantly denied any involvement in any deaths. Mr. Seifert could not explain why Titho, a man he considered a friend, would denounce him.

Also
[54] While Mr. Seifert was at Fossoli, 67 Italian partisans were shot in reprisal for the killing of seven German sailors in Genoa.[25]
[99] Mrs. Scala confirmed that the rule at the camp was that prisoners who escaped would be recaptured and killed. ...
The report mentions the execution of prisoners at the Bolzano camp in September 1944 on orders from the BdS Verona. It also refers to the deaths of seventeen prisoners during the period from January 1, 1945 to April 30, 1945. Eight of those prisoners died in the cell-block. Various causes of death are mentioned. Mr. Seifert’s name appears in this report, but the Minister concedes that this does not prove that Mr. Seifert was responsible for the killing or mistreatment of any prisoners.
[117] Mrs. Scala stated emphatically that she was never struck or tortured while in the cell block. In fact, she had not seen any killings or dead bodies in the camp at all. Nor did she see any bodies taken out of the cell-block area.
[129] Mr. Seifert denied Mrs. Scala’s accusation that he and Sein had poked a prisoner’s eyes out. He said he had nothing to do with the prisoners in the cell-block. Mr. Seifert also denied being involved in the incident described by Mr. Vecchia – the dragging of a dead escapee through the camp. Further, Mr. Seifert denied any knowledge or involvement in the killing of an escapee, as described by Mrs. Menici. He says that he would have been in custody in the cell-block from before Christmas 1944 until the spring of 1945.
[135] As part of his regular guard duties, I am satisfied that Mr. Seifert would have been involved in assembling prisoners for roll-call, supervising work details, patrolling the gates and perimeter of the camp, and escorting prisoners to the trains destined for concentration camps. However, I am not satisfied that any of the particular acts of torture and killing of prisoners alleged against him have been proved.
[136] I have mentioned the identification evidence above (see Section XIX). I find that there were problems in the manner in which photographic evidence was put before the witnesses by Italian officials which weakens the witnesses’ testimony in this area. Further, there has been contamination of the identification evidence through the media and through exposure of the witnesses to each other’s testimony.


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