Tags: nazi | obituary | storm | trooper | death | notice | apology

Nazi Obituary: Storm Trooper's Death Notice Draws an Apology

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 06:07 AM

An obituary containing the Nazi storm trooper rank of the deceased has drawn an apology from the major Austrian newspaper which printed the death notice.

The announcement of the death of Lois Plock in the Kleine Zeitung in Vienna noted that he was an "Untersturmfuehrer" – a paramilitary rank of Hitler's special SS forces, reported The Associated Press.  Members of the SS served as Hitler's bodyguard and formed elite police and military units that carried out many of the era's Holocaust atrocities.

Plock's death notice also listed a Nazi-era decoration of the deceased and carried a verse associated with the oath of loyalty sworn by Nazi troops to the German dictator.

The daily's chief editor, Hubert Patterer, apologized for printing the notice on Sunday, one day after it appeared. He called it a "horrible mistake."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
An obituary containing the Nazi storm trooper rank of the deceased has drawn an apology from the major Austrian newspaper which printed the death notice.
nazi, obituary, storm, trooper, death, notice, apology
135
2015-07-02
Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 06:07 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved