Wiesenthal Center Welcomes Opening Of Investigation Of Member Of Einsatzgruppe C Who It Revealed Is Living Near Kassel, Germany

Wiesenthal Center Welcomes Opening Of Investigation Of Member Of Einsatzgruppe C Who It Revealed Is Living Near Kassel, Germany

April 8, 2018

Jerusalem-The Simon Wiesenthal Center today welcomed the announcement late last week by prosecutors in Kassel, Germany that they had initiated an investigation into the possible role played by a member of Einsatzgruppe C in the mass murders carried out by that unit on September 29-30th 1941 at Babi Yar, the mass murder site of the Jews of Kiev.

In a statement issued here today by its chief Nazi-hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center praised the decision in this case, which directly resulted from a list of Einsatzgruppen members submitted by the Center to the German ministers of Justice (Heiko Maas) and Interior (Thomas de Maziere) on September 1, 2014.
According to Zuroff:

"It is particularly satisfying that the Center's research has led to the discovery alive of two members of Einsatzgruppe C, the unit that murdered tens of thousands of Jews in Kamenetz-Podolsk, Zhitomir, and Kiev (Babi Yar). It is incumbent upon the German judicial authorities to expedite these cases as quickly as possible so that those who served in a unit that murdered so many innocent men, women, and children can still be held accountable for their crimes. We anxiously await a similar decision in the case of the second person we discovered who served in the unit, who currently lives near Osnabruck, Germany."

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