According to a report by the Movement for a Free Europe, a prisoner
of democracy, Erich Priebke, celebrated his 100 anniversary in democratic captivity on Monday, July 29,
is still serving a life sentence. He can get out of his apartment in Rome,
where he is under house arrest, for a maximum of three hours a day - and his is
always accompanied by two democratic cops.
"crimes" for which Mr. Priebke has been convicted, are almost 70
years old. But recently, especially in Italian media, and also in other
countries, there has been raging an unprecedented media provocative campaign
against Erich Priebke. As in the days of witch hunting, he is being hunted
by all democratic radios, the television stations and the press.
addition, the mood is heated by certain factions in Rome. So, his lawyer
Dr. Paolo Giachini had to hurriedly abandon the birthday celebration he had
been planning for his client as media went out to prevent the celebration from
The merciless vengeance of the Old Testament type. Unspeakable meanness. Even if all the charges that are brought against Mr. Priebke as "an alleged SS and Nazi monster" corresponded to reality, then it would a matter of old-fashioned humanity and simple decency to free the old man during his last days in this world.
hundred years! And no end to his martyrdom.
is to be noted that in March 1944, there was a communist terrorist attack in
Rome, Italy, on the soldiers from the South Tyrol police regiment, killing 33
German military police, 10 innocent Italians and a 13-year-old boy.
of the punishment for terrorist attacks, envisaged by Mr. Hitler with a ratio
of 1 to 10 (democratic allies have used in the majority of cases the ratio of 1
in 200!), due to still unexplained circumstances, five more hostages had been
shot dead. And the blame for that was arbitrarily placed on Mr. Priebke,
although his commander, Mr.Kappler, was long before that sentenced for the same
deed to life imprisonment. But the Red terrorists, who had perpetrated the
terrorist attack in Rome, were never brought to justice.