Hundreds of Nazi Cases Reopened - Page 2

October 15th, 2011  
Maybe they should start to reopen Japanese war crimes, far too many got away with too much.

Quite rightly people jump up and down about NAZI war crimes, very little is said regarding Japanese crimes.
October 15th, 2011  
Now I could not agree more than what BritinAfrica says, and they still think that war was not there fault and that they did nothing wrong
October 15th, 2011  
There was an interview on TV with one of the Japanese architects who swore that he never mistreated POW's he also swore that he never had British or Australian POW's under his charge. A photograph was produced showing clear as crystal a photograph of him with an Australian with his slouch hat in the back ground.

Another part was when an ex guard told his grand children that they never beat POW's, they died because rice didn't agree with their western digestive systems.
October 15th, 2011  
I had hundreds of ex Japanese POW working along side me of me with the firm that I worked with and I did not know of one that managed to work to his retirement age before they went were put of work as permanently sick
October 15th, 2011  
Del Boy
Early fifties my Battalion ORQMS, my boss, had served five years or so as a POW to the Japanese. He was a fine immaculate soldier but the noly man permanently excused military duties in the Regiment; he never spoke of it but suffered in silence. Arouns 1960 I employed a number of ex such POWs. They were full of hatred for their captors and would never hear a word of forgiveness.

As for those European guilty of war crimes surviving, in 1965 in Poland they were entreating me to help them expose those in the west; they claimed they were obstructed in their attempts.
October 15th, 2011  
What was the point of the Nuremburg trials?????
Didnt we charge most of the leadership for what Germany did during the war???
I'm no apologist but we are really scraping the barrel if we are hunting down gaurds 60 odd years on.
Why not tax the Germans for it. And every German made to write an apology to Israel. And then every German convert to Judaism......
I can't see International Jews ever forgiving, forgetting or letting go.
Pretty sad when you consider other conflicts and genocides..................
October 15th, 2011  
The thing is that nearly every German you meet will say what was done in their name during WW 2 was wrong and will apologise for what happened. Now you can't hold the children for responsible for what their grand parents did, they are all made fully aware what happened during that time so that their is no misunderstanding and try to stop this madness happening again.
The Japanese are still saying that they did nothing wrong and if they did anything wrong it was not their fault and by dropping the Atom Bomb on them they are the ones that have been hard done by. It is rare that you will find any Japanese person saying that they did wrong and all the reported massacres never happened and if they did they were done by other people. The Japanese do not teach any thing that happened to the people in China while they occupied it nor do they teach people on how their troops massacred hundreds of thousands of people in Manila, let alone the rest of the Philippines.
One of the reasons for all this is because there were very few show trails in Japan of war criminals and General MacArthur did a lot of deals with the Japanese so that many of the people at the top got away with. With some of them it was to help run Japan after the war and other deals were done over Germ warfare and other weapons.
October 15th, 2011  
Japanese Massacres and Atrocities of World War II


of note
THE TRUK MASSACRE (February, 1944)

During the American attack on the island of Truk in the Carolines, around 100 women, (most of them 'Comfort Women' girls forced into prostitution by the Japanese Army) took shelter in a dugout behind the Naval base where they worked. With defeat staring them in the face, the Japanese, fearing that the 'comfort women' would be an encumbrance and an embarrassment, should they fall into American hands, decided to dispose of them. During a lull in the fighting, three ensigns were sent to the dugout. Armed with machine guns, they approached to find a few women emerging from the pitch-dark interior. They were immediately shot on the spot. Entering the dugout with guns blazing, they fired randomly in the darkness. When the screams of the women had died down and only the moans of the wounded could be heard, the ensigns flicked on their torches to find around seventy bodies, drenched in blood, lying on the floor. (After the war the US occupational authorities allowed continued use of a number of these Comfort Women still alive, as prostitutes for their own GIs stationed on the island)

they probably murdered some of their own women as well
October 16th, 2011  
I don't want to see revenge, I want to see Japan acknowledge their crimes and what they did was wrong.

My uncle was a POW on Sandekan in Northern Borneo, out of 2500 Australian and British POW's only 6 Australians survived, they only survived because they escaped during the Sandekan death marches.
October 20th, 2011  
I aggree, if they call for justice, it must be justice for all!

If they want to drag ageing ex-KZ guards, clerks and cooks to a court for their contribution to the holocoust, fine, let it be done.
But then I want the entire Japan on their knees begging forgiveness for their deeds during WW II as well.

One of my grand-uncle's collegues was pulled out of the lifeboat together with the skipper and placed in a japanese prison camp, while the rest of the crew was machinegunned to death in the sea.
This was after their civillian freight-steamer was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.

I remember the words of a US ex-POW who was asked if he had any regrets about USA dropping the nuclear bombs on Japan, his reply was swift:
"My only regret is that we didn't have 5 of them bombs to drop on Japan!"

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