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Thread started 02/07/12 10:59am

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Dutch journalists to stand trial for filming Nazi war criminal

source: http://thelede.blogs.nyti...s-privacy/

Reporters Accused of Violating Nazi War Criminal’s Privacy to Be Tried in Germany

Jelle Visser: Good afternoon Mr. Boere, I’m a reporter –

Heinrich Boere: I don’t want anything to do with reporters. Get out!

Jelle Visser: Do you feel sorry for what you did?

Heinrich Boere: Yes, yes, I was a fool. But I was a soldier. I had to do it. An order is an order. And otherwise I would have been killed. We were stuck.

Jelle Visser: Didn’t you know that the victims were innocent?

Heinrich Boere: What? Which men?

Jelle Visser: The victims.

Heinrich Boere: Pfff … (a dismissive hand gesture). I did anything they told me to do. They drilled us during SS boot camp; we didn’t know what we were doing. They made us crazy and we did what they want us to do.

Jelle Visser: Some say you are a war criminal.

Heinrich Boere: No … (a dismissive hand gesture).

Jelle Visser: Maybe you will have to go to jail.

Heinrich Boere: What?

Jelle Visser: Maybe you will have to go to jail.

Heinrich Boere: If I’m in jail or in here (a nursing home), when you’re as old as I am, it doesn’t matter. I heard they have television sets in jail. What else do I want? There’s nothing left here for me, this is also a jail.

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Reply #1 posted 02/07/12 11:02am

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Respecting someone's privacy is very important in my opinion but in this case I think the journalists did a good job. Heinrich Boere was living a free and normal life for 50 years in Germany while he was sentenced to death in the Netherlands in the fifties. This report with a hidden camera helped at least to get him behind bars. In cases like this I have no problem with the use of a hidden camera.

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