Argentina Refuses Body of Nazi War Criminal

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Nazi War Criminal

Scribe: Samuel Otis


Erich Priebke, convicted war criminal died in Italy on Friday aged 100.  

He fled to Argentina after World War II and resided there from nearly 4 decades before his identity was unveiled in 1994 and returned to Italy to face the consequences of his actions.  

He was extradited to Italy and sentenced to life imprisonment.   According to reports Priebke’s body was to be buried next to that of his wife in Argentina.  

Hector Timerman Argentinian Foreign Minister has given the order not to accept the slightest move to allow the return of the body of Nazi criminal Erich Priebke to the south American country.  

Timerman said, “Argentines will not accept this kind of affront to human dignity.”

Priebke, a former SS captain, was found guilty of ordering a massacre at Rome’s Ardeatine caves in March 1944, a crime for which he was said to have never expressed remorse.  He was jailed for life in 1998 but because of his age and poor health, he was allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest in the capital.  

Argentinian officials urge people, “not to forget and not forgive the Nazi genocide, or any type of genocide.”

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