Former German officer found guilty of killing Italian civilians in WWII
Scheungraber was a 25-year-old Wehrmacht lieutenant during the June 1944 killings in Falzano di Cortona, near the Tuscan town of Arezzo.
The court ruled that, after partisans had killed two German soldiers, Scheungraber ordered 11 civilians to be herded into a barn that was then destroyed. One teenage boy survived the blast.
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Donald Wolberg - 8/12/2009
The horror of WWII and the actions of the Germans, Japanese (Nanking and more), and the European fascist allies of the Nazis can never be forgotten. The life this person had was denied to the Italian citizens he killed. The decades he survived were denied those Italians and can never be repaid. Justice may have been delayed, but Justice has finally arrived.
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