Do Old Nazis matter?
The Holocaust ended with the Second World War 68 years ago, yet some of the Nazis who perpetrated history’s most horrendous crimes are still alive. Recently, the 94-year-old former commander of a SS military unit was found in Minneapolis, where he had been living quietly for six decades. His unit commited wartime atrocities, including burning of villages filled with women and children. Another nonagenarian was arrested in Germany for complicity in mass murders that took place at the notorious Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where he served as a guard in 1941-1945. http://nation.time.com/2013/06/16/shock-lingers-after-nazi-unit-leader-found-in-u-s/#ixzz2X28HRKnh
More than a hundred Nazis Remain Free
Over a hundred old Nazis remain free, including some who have been sentenced to death in absentia for mass murder. They are cavorting with grandchildren, driving cars and generally enjoying lives that they denied to their victims. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130507-nazi-war-criminal-holocaust-auschwitz-hans-lipschis-simon-wiesenthal-center-demjanjuk/
Yes, it matters
As the horrors of World War II fade into history, does it really matter that elderly men should stand trial for crimes committed so long ago? The answer is yes: they must be punished for the atrocities they committed regardless of age or state of health .Such crimes against humanity can never be excused, or forgottenPursuits and convictions, no matter how late, must serve as reminders that civilization will not tolerate atrocities from any era or country. Dying of old age in a comfortable bed should not be the fate of surviving Nazi killers, or anyone else who perpetrates such evil, whatever or wherever their outrages were committed. The intervening years do not lessen the crime, and frailty doesn’t justify complacency.