Also see: "Nazi Executioner Strolls in Park," The Sun, 05 Jul 2010 (w/Video)
Klaas Faber was sentenced to death in Holland for a number of murders carried out when he was an SS officer, but he escaped to Germany in 1952, where he has lived ever since. The Dutch government requested that Faber be extradited several times, so that he could serve his sentence, which had been commuted in the late 1940s to life in prison.
The petition was submitted in support of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's efforts to enlist the Israeli government's support in the Faber case. The organization has also called upon the Israeli government to urge Germany to cancel the "Fuhrer befehl law," which grants German citizenship to non-German Nazi collaborators and protects them from extradition to their countries of origin to face prosecution.
Dr. Efraim Zuroff, The Wiesenthal Center's chief Nazi-hunter said:
The petition also has the support of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust survivors and Yad Vashem.