SS Mann Karl Münter, 96, Attacked

Karl Münter

Karl Münter, a  96 year old   SS-Mann,  12th Panzer Division ‘Hitler Youth’ , was attacked, tied up and robbed inside his home by two unknown perpetrators posing as mailmen, German public broadcaster NDR reported Friday.

He appeared in a documentary that aired in November in which he admitted to participating in the 1944 massacre of 86 men in Ascq, France, but claimed that the victims were to blame for their own deaths.

He said: “If I arrest the men I’m responsible for them. And if they run away I have the right to shoot them.”

When asked if he had an regrets he said: “No, not at all!

In his Panorama interview, Münter also said the SS ‘did nothing criminal’ during the war. He maintained that some Ascq residents were ‘happy that we had arrived’.

It was his first interview about his time in the SS and on top his comments regarding the massacre he also disputed the fact that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

munter speaks

“And the matter of the Jews that is attributed to (Hitler)… be careful.

“There weren’t millions of Jews (in Germany) at the time, that’s already been disproved.

“This number – six million – is not correct.”

Münter was sentenced to death in absentia by France in 1949 – long after he returned home to Germany.

The verdict means nothing now after the French statute of limitations expired and EU citizens cannot be prosecuted for crimes they have already been convicted of in another country.

Münter has lived a quiet life in Lower Saxony and worked in his local post office for many years, but has appeared at  far right events after becoming an icon and a hero for German nationalist groups.

One extreme-right Nazi group even sent him an album, emblazoned with a swastika and the words: ‘We thank you for you service and commitment to your people and land. The German youth.’

album

The prosecutor’s office in Hildesheim launched an investigation  on suspicion of hate speech over the comments he made during the television interview with NDR’s Panorama.

The office could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Munter scrap book

 

 

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