Amazingly there are still Nazi criminals. The Simon Wiesenthal Center last year launched Operation last Chance II offering rewards of up to $32.500 for information that leads to the prosecution and punishment of war criminals.
The wish to obtain justice for surviving victims of Nazi crimes also serves as a reminder for younger generations of the horrors of WWII.
This blog recently reported that Australia had been asked to extradite a man to his native Hungry for war-time charges of murdering a Jewish teenager. The High Court of Australia decided not to extradite the man.
The Center’s program for tracking down remaining suspects says in its last report that in the ten years ending last year in March that 89 legal decisions have been won against Nazi war criminals and their collaborators in seven countries.
The U.S. is said to have a good record of pursuing suspects and two members of the House of Representatives are proposing legislation which will ban weapons sales to any country that harbored Nazis or modern-day war criminals.
It has been seventy years since the end of WWII. The hunt continues. The history of WWII and the Holocaust has not been erased.