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Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 02:26:34


Eklipse
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A German court recently found Oskar Groening, the "Book-keeper of Auschwitz" guilty of aiding mass murder. They've given him 4 years in prison.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/german-court-finds-bookkeeper-auschwitz-guilty-150715101809671.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3161043/71-years-helped-Nazis-kill-300-000-Jews-bookkeeper-Auschwitz-finally-faces-justice-German-court-delivers-verdict-om-Oskar-Groening-morning.html

What does everyone think about this? Personally, while I don't object to punishing Nazis by any means, I think this case is a little unnecessary. In my opinion putting a 94 year-old person on trial for a crime committed over half a century ago seems like a waste of time and resources.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 02:43:50


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I agree.

What he did was bad, but this seems more like the government version of a publicity stunt... he's 94, he's not gonna be mass-murdering any more ethnic groups.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 02:50:40


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The dude is 94 years old. 4 years in prison is like a death sentence for him. If they knew he was a nazi then and didnt convict him then they shouldn't be convicting him now.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 02:56:08


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^
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:15:28


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I think some are missing the point.. It's a stunt to show the world Germany don't encourage Nazis in any shape or form and want to give this message to the world.. WW2 is an event which hurts German pride..
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:16:52


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actually, WW2 is about the only impressive thing Germany has accomplished in the last hundred years or so. Sure they have a decent economy, but Germany video games suck.

(oh btw- I'm saying the Germany in ww2 was impressive in terms of leadership and planning, not in the sense that killing Jews/Gypsies is good. I dont support Genocide)

Edited 7/16/2015 03:17:47
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:31:48


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1. What the hell does video games have to do with anything...
2. Of course, Japan kinda dominates video games, with America second (think about where all the consoles come from)
3. Can't they do this after he dies? And then dishonour his memory or something? Its just cruel now.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:36:11


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Genocide was a part of WW2.. Which killed millions of people :(

It also kick started the war which killed millions.. Do you think a german would be proud of their doings?
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:37:38


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>Germany video games suck

I thought the Anno series was pretty neat. I mean, I've only played 1701, but it's a neat concept and I assume the others are good if not better.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:38:04


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Sure they can show they are firmly against Nazism. But they're really beating the dead horse here. He should have been convicted long ago and not now.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:39:11


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In all of German history you say that's the only impressive thing? That's like saying the genocide of natives in America is the one impressive thing it's done.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:39:55


Tyrion Lannister
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Yes,but most German games are freemium
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:47:43


Eklipse
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Sure they can show they are firmly against Nazism. But they're really beating the dead horse here. He should have been convicted long ago and not now.

I agree fully. Germany has put the distance of Pluto to the Sun between their country and Nazism. It's getting redundant at this point. "Have we mentioned we aren't Nazis today?"

Also, from what I read of this guy he's fully admitted his involvement all along and never tried to hide it in any way. He's spent his whole life in guilt trying to redeem himself and it's only now they decided to judge him.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:49:31


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Exactly. It's like... Their trying to distract us from the fact that Nazism is still present in parts of Europe like Austria.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 03:53:48


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Hitler was born in Austria... (I almost wrote Australia there... oops.)
Also according to Ross Kemp something similar in Ukraine...
My grandpa lived to 94... and he was a bastard (who probably should have gone to jail). But I can tell you, when it came time for him to meet god, he paid for his deeds alright... (I didn't kill him, but you could see the fear in his eyes and everything)
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 04:50:00


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I think it's odd to blame this guy for something Germany did, I agree with you guys, he's a scapegoat.

I often don't blame individual Germans, because they had to do what they were told, or they themselves would be shot, they were forced against their will, essentially. It was Germany at a whole that was at fault, the government and it's propaganda. A lot of people in Berlin didn't even realise a war was going on until we turned up at their door.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 04:53:45


Major General Smedley Butler
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Did they not see the soldiers parading and Hitler giving speeches about war? Did they not notice bombs dropping from the sky?
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 04:56:57


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*face palm*
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 06:52:41

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More lives ruined by this holohoax bullshit
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 07:04:37


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The dude is 94 years old. 4 years in prison is like a death sentence for him. If they knew he was a nazi then and didnt convict him then they shouldn't be convicting him now.


+1
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 07:18:15


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Publicity stunt. He's in his 90s, he is not going to be around much longer. It's not like he was in charge of the camp or pushed the button. He was just a gate keeper doing what he ahd to do in order to survive.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 07:41:21


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Sorry, but i cant understand it! why he gets to the jail?
He killed tons of people thats alright, but to be serious, This was in the year 1944. Now we have the year 2015 ... Thats 71 years later!!!
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 09:31:53


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Punishment is immoral. The idea that when someone does something you dont like they should be made to suffer is the devious and counterproductive cornerstone of societal repression and control.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 10:03:44


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Just 4 years? my grandparents were in awchwiz and i think if there is any place to give punishment its by the israeli court and of course hang him the thing that suprise me is how they live for so long???
Yes people would say '' why puting a 94 year old in jail '' i think if he will die without amy punishment its like we are a part of the crime also by leting this monster live

Holohoax bullshit? your life is a bullshit (Ryan)

Edited 7/16/2015 10:16:45
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 13:22:59


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Even though I dont feel sorry for Oskar Gröning, the whole trial is a farce. After WW2, the west allies encouraged westgermany to set former militairy officials, that have been part of gestapo and extermination commandos as well, in charge again, to fight the UdSSR. After more then 20 years of the reunion of germany and the defeat of communistic russia they sentence a 94 year old man to prison, to prove their willingness to fight genocid and dictatures. this is fucking hilarious.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 14:54:35


Tyrion Lannister
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Professor Dead Piggy- go kill yourself you sh*these. That guy helped murder millupions, and you say punishment is immoral. I wonder what you would say if I raped your wife/mother/sister/daughter.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 15:40:51


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This is why communism is the best
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 15:43:11


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And kill them Tyrion and gaz them to death and burn them and use thier body parts for lots of simple stuff
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 16:10:26


Tyrion Lannister
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Your also an idiot. Josepgph Stalin killed millions if Jews too.
Germany finds 94 year old Nazi guilty.: 7/16/2015 16:16:56


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Stalin was an equal opportunity murderer. He killed thousands of almost any group you could list.
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