Simon Wiesenthal Center Notes Death of Danish Nazi Collaborator Soeren Kam and Criticizes Failure of Bavarian Judiciary to Hold Him Accountable for World War II Crimes

March 30, 2015

Jerusalem - The Simon Wiesenthal Center today noted the death last week in freedom in Germany of notorious Danish Nazi war criminal Soeren Kam (number 6 on the Center's Most Wanted List). In a statement issued here today by its chief Nazi hunter, Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center called the failure of the Bavarian authorities to extradite or prosecute Kam "a terrible travesty of justice."

According to Zuroff:

"The fact that Soeren Kam, a totally unrepentant Nazi murderer, died a free man in Kempten, is a terrible failure of the Bavarian judicial authorities. Kam should have finished his miserable life in jail, whether in Denmark or Germany. The failure to hold him accountable will only inspire the contemporary heirs of the Nazis to consider following in his footsteps.

"Our thoughts today are with the families of Kam's victims and we share their pain and frustration."

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