July 5, 2010
From an article in the Sun newspaper (the emphasis is mine):
"A NAZI executioner wanted for mass murder and concentration camp atrocities strolls through the park in a picture which shames Germany.
Evil Klaas Faber, 88, looked like an ordinary OAP when The Sun went to confront him about his war crimes.
But his white hair and glasses hide a shocking past as a bloodthirsty killer who volunteered for Adolf Hitler's notorious SS and a roving Gestapo death squad.
Faber was sentenced to death after being convicted of war crimes in 1947. But his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, and in 1952 he escaped from prison in Breda, Holland, and fled to sanctuary in Germany.
Demands by Britain and other nations to hand over Faber - listed as the fifth most-wanted Nazi fugitive - have since been rejected by Germany.
Incredibly, officials still protect the Dutch-born killer and insist he is immune from extradition after Hitler granted him German citizenship as an SS volunteer.
Local privacy laws mean that Germans cannot be told Faber is a war criminal, or see photos of him enjoying his freedom.
But The Sun found Faber in the medieval town of Ingolstadt, where he lives with frail wife Jacoba. The name K. Faber marks the doorbell on his modern flat.
After years as an anonymous office worker at Audi, Faber now enjoys a cosy retirement relaxing in local parks and going on shopping trips in his VW Golf.
Neighbours say the dad of three is quiet, but friendly and polite.
The Sun confronted him and asked if he felt any remorse for his crimes or compassion for his victims and their relatives.
Faber's smile immediately vanished, replaced by an icy stare and grim silence.
His trial heard he was an enthusiastic Nazi who volunteered to join the SS in 1940, then travelled around northern Holland ruthlessly slaughtering Jews and Dutch resistance fighters.
He rose to become an officer with the notorious SD secret police and worked for the Gestapo as an executioner at Westerbork concentration camp, where teenage diarist Anne Frank was held.
He was convicted of murdering at least 22 victims, but the court heard he personally carried out mass shootings and experts believe the real toll was much higher.
Faber was then one of seven Nazi officers who escaped from Breda prison on Boxing Day 1952.
They fled to Germany, where they were welcomed at the border and given coffee and cakes by sympathetic customs officials."
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