Hauptsturmführer Erich Priebke

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by SPERO56, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. tango sierra

    tango sierra Junior Member

    This was the subject of a film starring Richard Burton, aired again recently I believe.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  3. Eagle1

    Eagle1 New Member

    I wonder why they don't transfer him back to Brandenburg where he's from? At 100 he looks like he might not actually die at all! I dare say he generates a good income from his book "Vae Victus." I'm not saying anyone should turn him into a martyr, what I am saying is he's 100.
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Thanks for drawing my attention to that

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  8. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Another German war criminal (murderer) dies. Sadly he did not pay the full price for his crimes.
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  9. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Too true Peter.

    QUOTE: Priebke, who had been living in his lawyer's apartment in Rome, was allowed to do his own shopping, go for walks in the park and go out to restaurants in the evening to eat with friends. :mad:

    Some "house-arrest" eh?
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    In my youth there was a proverb that went

    "Good riddance to bad rubbish"

    I am delighted to read that this unrepentant bastard has finally quit this earth

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  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Remember remember the 5th of November. Maybe the murdering bastard should be thrown on to a bonfire?
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  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I would remind readers that the original number to be executed was, in error, exceeded by five and these "surplus" victims were then shot simply to remove futures possible witnesses.

  14. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Don't understand why anyone in their right mind thinks this guy deserves a decent funeral anywhere. A ditch on a roadside seems more appropriate.

    All the best

  15. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    This article was published in the Magazin of Sueddeutsche Zeitung last week. The full article is on 3 pages. The author visited Erich Pribke and interviewed him in Rome very recently. Unfortunately it is not available in English.


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  16. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    That's a good article.

    All the best

  17. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Just following orders?

    Killing potential witnesses and then re-locating to Argentina would seem to undermine that argument.
  18. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    The funeral service for Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke in Italy has been halted amid angry protests.
    More than 500 people in the city of Albano Laziale shouted "murderer" and "executioner", and clashed with Nazi sympathisers, as his coffin passed.
    The former German SS officer, who was jailed for life in 1998 over the killing of more than 300 civilians, died under house arrest last week.
    His death led to fierce debate over what to do with his body.

    Feed him to the pigs.
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    It will be interesting watching the different debates that will ensue.

  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    In today's Times, there was a most interesting article by Rose Wild concerning the validity of publishing full page obituaries for the likes of unsavory characters such as Priebke.

    I thought you might like to see the full article:

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