Germany launched a poster campaign to find surviving Nazis

24 July 2013 10:30
Berlin (QHA) -  A poster
campaign has been launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving
Nazi war criminals and bringing them to justice, BBC news reports.

About 2,000
posters showing the entrance to the Nazi Auschwitz death camp and asking people
to come forward with information have been displayed in Berlin, Hamburg and
Cologne. It should be recalled Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi death camp where
more than 1.1 million people were murdered.

very few people who committed the crimes had to pay for them," leading
international Nazi hunter and the center’s Jerusalem branch director, Efraim
Zuroff, said.

US-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre is offering rewards of up to 25,000€ for
information which helps to prosecute war criminals in Germany.

The poster
campaign comes two years after the conviction of Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk
for his role as a Nazi guard at the Sobibor death camp.

who died in March 2012 at the age of 91, was sentenced to five years in prison
in 2011 based solely on his service in the camp.

estimates there to be 60 people alive in Germany fit to stand trial.