Germany /Munich court decision: Malloth, guilty as murder - prison sentence for life!
[ large photo ] Killer of Theresienstadt
SS-Henchman Malloth will not be extraditioned
Though expert the 86-year old man is left alone.
Since 1990 the former SS-member and extermination-camp guard Anton Malloth is left alone by the German justice in an old peoples home in Pulach. Malloth ( 86 ) is named on the list of war criminals of the United Nations and has already been sentenced in Czechia 1948 in absence for death. For already 50 years the application for extradition is issued to the authorities. In Austria there is still presently an order of arrest.
"The behavior of Bavarian authorities looks alike an act of solidarisation with the Nazi and proves missing respect to
the Jews murdered in Theresienstadt" is the comment of Peter Finkelgruen to the Evening Post ( Abendzeitung,
Munich press ).
The grandson fights since years for the issue , that the murder of his grandfather from Bamberg Martin Finkelgruen and plenty other murdered victims of the Gestapo-jail "small fortress Theresienstadt" to be drawn to responsibility. Yesterday he handed to the Bavarian Ministry of internal affairs an expert , that assets the Ministry of Justice under pressure to act. Testimony Professor Raimond Wimmer states: Malloth is nowadays no German citizen and has beared for years an Italian passport.
Up to the mind of the Bavarian Minister of internal affairs Malloth never lost his German citizenship. The result: The NS-criminal was not extraditioned to Czechia.
"Since 1970 the German district attorneys succeeded in not finding the NS-criminal and examined without result" the comment by Finkelgruen: the authorities remained without any kind of action, could have become guilty by "siding in duty of authority".
"This draws a poor picture of the German justice authorities" is the comment of the member of Bavarian parliament ( green party ) and demands Malloth to be taken in prison due to the risk he might escape. The Ministry of internal affairs refuses to talk with Finkelgruen - but claims to investigate in Italy.
"Why do the Bavarian authorities extradite 86-year old Albanians, but refuse to extradite an 86-year old NS- criminal?" is the question from Mr. Finkelgruen.
edited by Michael Backmund ( Münchner Abendzeitung issue 18/19th April 1998 )