Ultimate Justice

The Italian media have dubbed him the butcher of Genoa. Friedrich Engel, now a frail 93, is accused of ordering the execution of 59 Italian inmates from a Genoa prison in May 1944 in retaliation for a bomb blast at a cinema that killed five German marines. Engel, who was a member of the Nazis' élite Waffen SS security service, admits he took part in the executions. "Yes I was involved, but I don't feel entirely guilty," he told German television last year. "They were all partisans, terrorists who participated in earlier actions against Germans." Now Engel is being brought to...

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