The ZMan talks about this subject from time to time:
A German court has sentenced an 89-year-old woman to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial.
Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed the “Nazi Grandma”, has been convicted several times but is yet to spend time in jail.
She was first given a jail term last year but received additional punishment for handing out pamphlets repeating her beliefs to those attending court.
Under German law, Holocaust denial constitutes a crime and carries a sentence of up to five years in jail.
I think the law on Holocaust denial is stupid, but that’s the law in Germany. What I find silly is the next sentence:
Haverbeck and her late husband were members of the Nazi party during the Second World War.
If Haverbeck is 89 in 2018 she was 16 or 17 when the war ended and 10 or 11 when Germany invaded Poland. Her membership of the Nazi party is absolutely meaningless, given her age and the fact it was compulsory.
As the ZMan is fond of pointing out, this hounding of supposedly octogenarian Nazis isn’t about justice, it’s about virtue-signalling. Everyone who was in any position of authority during WWII is now dead or so old they might as well be. Even those in their mid-nineties were little more than kids, and those they still insist on dragging from their care homes in front of a court are charged only with having been there at the time and doing admin work:
PROSECUTORS in Munich confirmed today they have opened a probe into a 92-year-old woman who served in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.
They said the elderly woman from Chiemgau in Bavaria served at the Stutthof camp near Danzig – now Gdansk in Poland – where 60,000 inmates suffered and died.
Prosecutor spokesman Florian Weinzierl said that the investigation into her role in the camp was ongoing, but it is known she worked in the telephone exchange of the camp.
This would mean she transmitted and received orders about prisoner arrivals, departures and liquidations.
The passage of time has dealt with any Nazi who ever existed, regardless of what they did or didn’t do. The next step, if they continue like this, will be to hound the children of Nazis, thus giving prosecutors an entire new generation to go after. This stopped being about justice a long time ago, and it’s time this farce was stopped.