Germany mulls appeal on Dutch Nazi
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
September 21, 2010 03:39
The German Ministry of Justice has informed its Dutch counterpart that it is
considering its appeal to prosecute a convicted Nazi, a Dutch newspaper has
According to De Telegraaf, the Germans will soon inform the
Dutch whether they plan on bringing charges against 88- year-old Klaas Carel
Faber, a Nazi war criminal who escaped prison in 1952 and has been living on the
run ever since.
The Dutch-born Faber was a member of an SS firing squad.
He was originally tried and sentenced to death for his part in the murder of
Jews and Dutch citizens.
However, his sentence was later commuted to life
behind bars and in 1952, he escaped prison. He is currently living in a suburb
Last August 150 lawyers signed a petition organized by Israeli
attorney David Schonberg calling upon the Israeli government to urge Germany to
take legal action against Faber.