- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Former Nazi Soren Kam was wanted in Denmark on charges of kidnapping and murder since 1943. He avoided authorities for decades and died March 23 at age 93.

Children of the former officer, who served in the Nazi Germany’s SS-Viking division, informed a local German paper of his death. He died two weeks after his wife. 

Mr. Kam was convicted in in absentia by a Danish court for the murder newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen, but Germany refused to extradite him to Denmark, Reuters reported Monday. He was the fifth-most wanted war criminal by the the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an organization that tries to bring former Nazi’s to justice.

“The fact that Soren Kam, a totally unrepentant Nazi murderer, died a free man in Kempten [Germany], is a terrible failure of the Bavarian judicial authorities,” Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Dr. Efraim Zuroff said in the statement, Reuters reported.

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