Nazi Who Rounded Up Jews as They Arrived at Auschwitz Complains of the Hell He’s Enduring Because His Pension Was Cut By $75/Month

Nazi Who Rounded Up Jews as They Arrived at Auschwitz Complains of the Hell He’s Enduring Because His Pension Was Cut By $75/Month

Nazis have been in the news lately, as it’s come to light that they’re still alive, enjoying pensions and peaceful retirements around the world. One of those Nazis, though, has the gall to complain that his pension was cut by a whopping $75/month.


Jakob Wendel, 91, complained that he was being punished 70 years after the Holocaust and said that he bears no responsibility or guilt for his role in the atrocity.

A law was passed making it possible to dock the pensions of those who violated ‘principles of humanity’ during the period of Nazi rule.

… But The Sun has named the former Nazi, and he complained to the newspaper about losing the £47 of his pension.

He said: ‘I was a victim of the regime too.

‘I was robbed of ten years of my life by the German army. Around here, not many people know about it – I don’t want them to know about it.

‘Why should I be held responsible after 70 years?’

… He was one of 30 surviving Nazis targeted in 2013 as accessories to multiple murder, because the former SS man’s role in the the selection committee at Auschwitz was deemed so significant.

But German prosecutors were forced to abandon the case last month because Wendel had already served five years over the part he played in the Holocaust after he was sentenced by a Polish court in 1948.

… Wendel, who is originally from Germany grew up near Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and was drafted into the SS in 1942 when he was 19.

He was posted at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp for two and a half years until 1945.

The former Nazi avoided justice in the 1970s when he lied to prosecutors and failed to mention he was part of the selection committee at Auschwitz.

… He said: ‘I sleep soundly because I did not do anything wrong. I knew it was a gas chamber. I never saw what happened inside, but you knew what they were.

‘Many people arrived in trains and no one left. I never saw how they were killed in there but I knew no one came out.

‘I can remember the smoke and the smell. I knew it was people burning. I never thought it was good, but I couldn’t do anything.’

He could have done something — he could have refused, and deserted (like Pope Benedict did) or have stood on his convictions enough to be willing to face death. He had a choice, and he chose to be complicit in the deaths of millions of people — the fact that he is unapologetic just shows that the evil of the Nazi regime still resides inside of him. There is no excuse, and he has a lot of nerve for complaining when he got off so lightly.

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