nazi living in lawrenceville?

according to numerous reports (wsb here, ajc here) the us department of justice is seeking to deport an 85 year old german citizen and resident of lawrenceville.

the papers (see here) filed by the justice department’s office of special investigations, which hunts nazi war criminals in the us, claim that paul henss served in the waffen ss and served as a guard dog handler in dachau and buchewald.

no details yet on how the osi found henss, but according to the papers filed to deport him, he admitted his involvement in a sworn statement to osi investigators.

for this author there is no statute of limitations on this sort of thing. i am proud that we still invest time and money in hunting down and bringing to justice those who perpetrated the holocaust.

3 Comments so far

  1. barbecuesteve (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

    I’m not defending the man in any way, but I’m not sure it’s the best use of the money at this stage.

    It beats spending it on killing people, though, I suppose.

    When does the OSI’s charter run out? After it becomes obvious that all the nazis must have died by now, then what do they start chasing?

  2. JP (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    Dude’s 85, he can barely keep his dentures in. Come on!

  3. james (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    can’t disagree with you guys more. there should be no statute of limitations on these kind of crimes. as a civilized society we owe it to ourselves to do everything we can to track down those that perpetrated the holocaust.

    jp – speaking of dentures did you know that the nazi’s would employ jews to search through the ash of the masses that had been massacred looking for gold and silver fillings to line their pockets with.

    i don’t think we should leave those who did that alone.

    that’s just me….

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