(LibertySociety.com) – In 1945, WWII ended and Nazi war criminals were brought before an International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. The worst of Hitler’s leaders were brought before the court and tried for their crimes.
Seventy-five years after the trials began, Russia is still investigating Nazi war crimes.
Russia Makes Announcement
According to a November 20 Newsweek report, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced six new investigations into Nazi war crimes. The president spoke at the Nuremberg Lessons conference and said his county is looking into the crimes against the Soviet Union during WWII. He explained there is “no statute of limitations.”
Putin told the conference he wants to ensure they preserve “the historical truth” about the findings of the Nuremberg trials. It’s especially important to highlight the facts when there are attempts by people to “glorify Nazi criminals and their accomplices.”
America Still Fighting Nazis
On November 19, the US Department of Justice announced the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld a removal order issued to a Tennessee man who guarded a Nazi concentration camp during the war. Friedrich Karl Berger, 94, willingly served as a guard of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp.
Removal Order Upheld Against Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Concentration Camp Guard During WWII https://t.co/Slh7KNMZTK
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) November 19, 2020
According to the BIA, Berger is eligible for deportation under the 1978 Holtzman Amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Deputy Assistant Director at ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Louis A. Rodi III said the suspected Nazi was a “participant in one of the darkest chapters in human history.” He tried to start his life over in the United States, but war criminals will not “find safe haven” in America no matter how old they are or how long it takes to serve justice.
Both Russia and the US understand the importance of preserving history and getting justice for the living victims of WWII. More than 6 million people lost their lives at the hands of Nazi soldiers who sought to terrorize Jews and other minorities.
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