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‘Late, but not too late’

Following 88-year-old former Nazi guard being charged over wartime killings, Time magazine interviewed Efraim Zuroff from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an organisation that tracks down suspected WWII-era war criminals.

In a piece entitled “Meet the Nazi Hunter: Israel’s Efraim Zuroff Helps German Court Case”, Zuroff told of his organisation’s successful poster campaign that led to the arrest of the 88-year-old linked to the massacre of a French village in 1944.

Over 2,000 posters with the headline “Late, but not too late”, were plastered across 3 German cities, offering a reward of up to 25,000 Euros for information leading to the capture of Nazi war criminals still in hiding. The campaign yielded results with a total of 111 suspects.  See the poster here.

Rainer Pohlen, a lawyer for the Nazi suspect charged earlier this week, whilst maintaining his client’s innocence, told the New York Times,

“What the Simon Wiesenthal Center did certainly had an effect. I do believe that the German legal system looked the other way for decades after World War II. Much was swept under the rug.”

See the Time interview here.