Dutch Government Urged to Intervene on Nazi War Criminals with Berlin

September 6, 2011

The Hague, Netherlands-The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s chief Nazi-hunter, Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff, met here yesterday with the leaders of the four largest parties in the Dutch Parliament to enlist their active support in the Center’s campaign to get Germany to take legal action against escaped convicted Dutch SS-executioner Klaas Carel Faber, who is currently living unpunished in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, having fled a Dutch prison, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of dozens of resistance members, Jews, and those helping to hide Jews. Zuroff, along with local investigative journalist Arnold Karskens, who heads the Dutch Foundation for War Crimes Research and has played a major role in the Faber case, met here with Step Blok of the Liberal Party, Gert Wilders of the Freedom Party, Emile Roemer of the Social Democrats, and Jolande Sap of the Greens to urge increased pressure on Germany to either extradite Faber back to Holland to serve his sentence or incarcerate him in a German prison.

According to Zuroff:
“The unanimous support of all Dutch political parties for increased pressure on Germany to successfully resolve the Faber case was heartening, but must be turned into effective political and judicial action as quickly as possible. We also called upon the MP’s to help gain access to pertinent legal records regarding Faber’s crimes which inexplicably continue to be closed to researchers in Holland and which are likely to reveal important details on additional crimes he committed, which can considerably strengthen the case against him.”


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