Jun 202014


Here is the fiftieth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Johann Breyer. He is so honored for his activities in a former incarnation of today’s Republican Party.

0620BreyerAn alleged former Nazi camp guard who has lived in the United States since the 1950s is facing possible extradition to Germany following his arrest in Philadelphia, authorities said Wednesday.

Federal authorities are moving to extradite Johann (John) Breyer, an 89-year-old U.S. citizen, who is wanted in Germany for war crimes committed during World War II.Breyer was arrested in Philadelphia, where he has long lived, on Tuesday. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy R. Rice on Wednesday ordered him held without bail, pending an extradition hearing in late August.

According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, German authorities have charged Breyer with complicity in the murder of over 216,000 European Jews from Hungary, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, who were forcibly deported to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp on 158 trains between May and October 1944.

The U.S. case against Breyer dates to the 1990s when federal authorities sought to strip him of his U.S. citizenship, arguing that Nazis were not eligible. At the time, Breyer admitted to the U.S. Department of Justice that he served as an armed guard at the Buchenwald concentration camp and was later transferred to the notorious Auschwitz camp, where more than 1 million people, most of them Jews, were killed during World War II…

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The best thing about this is that there will be one less Republican vote on 11/4.


  9 Responses to “Republicans on Parade–6/20/2014”

  1. This horrifies me – how many more have been leading lives of luxury in the Americas and leading their new countries far to the Right?  (I know there were a few in Ireland after the war too.).

    • You forgot "keeping a low profile."  Yes, there were many.  Most are dead now but the fumes do linger.  Thanks TC for raising the profile of this one.

  2. He is probably a hero to many of the TeapublicanTs. 

  3. RepubliCONs are despicable, no matter where they're from.

  4. "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time.  But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

    I think Breyer forgot about that and it caught up with him, thank goodness.  Looking at his picture in the video, he looks pretty good for a man of 89 years.  I wonder what he would say about how those in the camps looked?

    Breyer needs to be held accountable for his role in that dark time of history.

  5.  Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy R. Rice on Wednesday ordered him held without bail, pending an extradition hearing in late August.

    Justice delayed, is justice denied… :mrgreen:

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