Pressure for probe into ex-Nazis living in Britain

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Mail Onlinepublished 25/11/2012 at 06:00 AM

The Government was today under pressure to probe allegations that up to 1,500 former members of a Ukraine-based Nazi SS unit are living in Britain.

Janner of Braunstone GrevilleLord Janner, of the all-party Parliamentary war crimes group, said he had written to Home Secretary Jack Straw over the claims in an ITV documentary.

Lord Janner said: "After the war, we let in about 8,000 members of this notorious Waffen SS division, without inquiring, without finding out which of these people had been involved in war crimes, and when the questions were raised (in Parliament) ... the answer was that these were ordinary soldiers, which was nonsense because the whole Waffen SS was a Nazi killer outfit.

"What we are saying is that if, but only if, there is sufficient evidence against people who were in that killer regiment that they themselves were involved in the massacres then certainly they should be prosecuted because it is criminal.

"If there are people here, and this very remarkable documentary makes it quite plain that there hundreds of them who were involved in massacres of Ukranians, and Poles and Jews ... then they shouldn't sleep easy in their beds.

"These are people who were involved in mass killing who should never have been allowed in and who should be investigated now.

"I have written to Jack Straw, the home secretary, and asked him for two things. One is, please will you now on the basis of this new evidence ... look into this. And secondly, 50 years have now past ... at last there is a right now to see the evidence.

"We know that there were files on these people which have been hidden ever since and they shouldn't be any more," Lord Janner told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.


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