War Crimes: Long Road To Justice

Long Road To Justice

The long-awaited knock on the door finally came for Josef Schwammberger, one of the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminals. The ex-SS officer offered no resistance when Argentine police arrested him at his Cordoba retreat, 536 miles north of Buenos Aires.

Schwammberger, 75, took refuge in Argentina in the late 1940s. In recent years he was protected by friends in high places. But early this year an Argentine judge took up the extradition request that was lodged by West Germany 14 years ago and eventually caught up with him. The former commander of a labor camp for Jews at Przemysl, Poland, will...