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Posthumous video of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke released
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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died last week in Rome, made a video before his death defending his role in the 1944 massacre in Italy during which he killed 335 citizens.

His lawyer released the video on the same day as his funeral was scheduled:

“Of course, it wasn’t possible to disobey,” said Priebke.

“Before starting the retaliation, Schulz told everybody that those were Hitler’s orders, and we had to execute them. Anybody who didn’t want to do that would have had to line up with the victims to be executed, too,” he added.

Priebke has never apologised for the crimes he committed.

After the war, Priebke fled to Argentina, where his wife is now buried. The country has refused to allow his body to return for burial next to her. His hometown in Germany would not provide a grave, either, through fear of it becoming a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.

His family are now asking for his body to be released to them.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

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