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A Nazi Criminal And His Career: Nazi Officer – Official of the Revisionist SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) – Top-Level Social Democrat Politician

Organ for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West Germany April 1992/In English November 1993

A Nazi Criminal And His Career: Nazi Officer - Official of the Revisionist SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) - Top-Level Social Democrat Politician

A Nazi Criminal And His Career: Nazi Officer – Official of the Revisionist SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) – Top-Level Social Democrat Politician
Organ for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West Germany April 1992/In English November 1993
What the “Just Case” Shows Us Gustav Just, a former high-ranking SED official and current Social Democrat politician, had to resign as President by seniority of and Representative in the State Parliament of Brandenburg (former GDR). It had leaked out that Just was a volunteer in the Nazi-Wehrmacht when German imperialism attacked the Soviet Union; Gustav Just participated in the murder of Jewish prisoners stately-organized by the Nazis in the USSR. The circumstances of his resignation says a great deal about the way Nazi War Crimes arc dealt with by the press of West/German imperialism: they systematically play them down or hush them up altogether. But these circumstances also tell us about the way the SED suppressed and hushed up the memory of Nazi crimes in the Soviet Occupied Zone and the GDR.
SPD and CDU – Their “Indignation” About Untried Nazi Criminals Is Pure Hypocrisy The “Just Case” demonstrates that Gustav Just’s Nazi crimes are only used as “small change” in the party political squabbling between the SPD, CDU and all the other parties in Bonn.
Hushing up the Nazi past of people “from their own ranks” and “unmask ing” Nazi criminals in other parties if party politics require it – that’s the hy pocritical morals of both CDU and SPD.
Thus it’s only logical that neither party wants Just brought to court or given a just punishment.
Both CDU and SPD, as well as the other parties of West/German imperialism, are fully in favor of the current “legal rulings” by the Federal Supreme Court. The Court stated that in ah trials against Nazi criminals the “necessity to obey orders” be taken into account, i.e. if a Nazi committed his crimes “acting under orders”, he İs not considered a murderer but can only be accused of “acting as an accessory to murder”. That meant then as now that some of the worst Nazi criminals are protected. It means that in West Germany nearly all of them escaped their just punishment often because, according to West German “law”, ‘ ‘being an accessory to murder’ ‘ came under the Statute of Limitations.
State Prosecutor Lehmann in Frankfurt/Oder, said in an interview about the “Just Case”:
“Even if one implied that he acted out of racial hatred, his crimes come under the statu te of limi talions.” (TAZ. March 10,1992) So by pleading “expiration” a charge against Just in this matter could be prevented – this is a continuation of the policy of non-punishment and rehabilitation of Nazi criminals in West Germany.
The “Just Case” – a Ploy to Divert Attention From the Rehabilitated Nazi Criminals in West Germany The “Just Case” was also a means to divert attention away from the long history of known Nazi criminals able to continue in West Germany their careers from Nazi times without any interruption.
It’s intended to be kept quiet that there was a qualitative difference in the way Denazification was carried out in the first years after 1945 in the Soviet Occupied Zone/GDR on the one hand, and the Western occupied zones/FRG on the other.(…)

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