‘Time is running out': Nazi hunter gives Germany a list of 80 ‘hands-on murderers’ who may still be alive


More from Associated Press


In this 1943 file photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by  German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter.
Associated PressIn this 1943 file photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter.



BERLIN — The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.

Gero Breloer / Associated Press
Gero Breloer / Associated PressEfraim Zuroff, the top Nazi-hunter of Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

The Wiesenthal Centre’s top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told the AP on Wednesday that in September he sent the German justice and interior ministries a list of 76 men and four women who served in the so-called Einsatzgruppen.

The Einsatzgruppen, made up of primarily SS and police personnel, followed Nazi Germany’s troops as they battled their way eastward in the early years of the war, rounding up and shooting Jews in the opening salvo of the Holocaust before the death camp system was up and running.

According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, they had killed more than a million Soviet Jews and tens of thousands of others by spring 1943.


“In the death camps the actual act of murder was carried out by a very small number of people — the people who put the gas into the gas chambers — but the actual act of murder in the Einsatzgruppen was carried out individually,” Zuroff said. “Almost every person in the Einsatzgruppen was a murderer, a hands-on murderer.”



Zuroff narrowed down the list of possible suspects by choosing the youngest from a list of some 1,100 with dates of birth known to his organization, from the estimated 3,000 members of the death squads.

All 80 would be very old if still alive, born between 1920 and 1924, Zuroff said.

“Time is running out,” he said in a telephone interview from Jerusalem. “Something has to be done.”

Because of Germany’s strict privacy laws, the Wiesenthal Centre has been unable to confirm where the suspects live, but Zuroff said that task, and determining if they’re still alive, should be relatively easy for police or prosecutors.

Meantime, he said, his office is willing to assist in any way possible in coming up with evidence or other details.

“The hope is that as many as possible will be alive, but there’s no guarantee obviously,” he said. “But every person alive today is a victory of sorts.”


Germany’s Interior Ministry had no immediate comment but the Justice Ministry said it had passed the details of the letter to the special federal prosecutors’ office that investigates Nazi-era crimes.

The head of that office, Kurt Schrimm, told the AP he hasn’t yet received the new information.

A handful of Einsatzgruppen members were tried and convicted after the war but most have gone unpunished.

Schrimm has said, however, they could now be prosecuted under new German legal theory that service in a Nazi unit whose sole purpose was murder is enough to convict someone of accessory to murder — even without evidence of participation in a specific crime as had previously been required.




Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre






Canadians need to remember not only how the Nazi government came to power, but how it operated a program of racial superiority and, how Canada now operates a Fascist program of "Gender Superiority".

Like Hitler, Ontario appoints those who select our judges who in turn are chosen for their willingness to continue the Fascist Ideas of "Gender Superiority" that results in Ontario, in particular, promoting the idea that fathers are unfit parents by reason of gender.

In Ontario 98% of children are given to mothers, and when they are violent and mentally ill, the Fascist Feminist Ontario Government funds a Billion dollars a year to providing legal services, advocacy for the the most violent women in Ontario, using the most vile examples of humanity to abuse children by fabricating evidence in the courtroom.

Lawyers across Ontario are encouraged by the Judiciary to fabricate evidence, blatantly, to give judges a "justification" for making orders that are obviously corrupt and Fascist in Nature.

Marguerite Isobel Lewis is a lawyer for the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa who fabricates evidence in the court room and judges, refuse to take any notice of the incredible trail of destruction that results when just ONE Facist, father  hating, child abusing, evidence fabricating lawyer is encouraged by Judges to Fabricate Evidence Personally.

Fascism is the from of Gender Superiority operates today in Ontario, and the problem is escalating with "show trials"  that remove children from fathers using the justification that because the mother was violent to children and or partner/s he is unable to support the children's relationship with their mother.

Such is the corrupt fascist philosophy of the Criminal Cartel called the Children's Aid Societies of Ontario.

Check out the wanted pages at

Ottawa Mens Centre