"..and don't assume just because he was in the SS he committed any 'crimes' as you put it. You have to apply the law(s) applicable at that time in the places that he served. He may have done things which we today would not approve of, but then most soldiers committed acts which today in peacetime would not be tolerated. That is the nature of war and politics. It still happens in conflict zones around the world now." That is just wrong and is very disrespectful to serving soldiers. British forces at least are held accountable for there actions don't think for one monument that a few high-profile incidents is the norm. Just being in the SS (waffen SS maybe a bit of leeway) might not have been a crime the in Germany but was is it not a crime ageist Humanity. He may not have been judge at the time but I think history has judge all (99%) of The SS.