“Jochen was a practical joker; he was forever playing pranks. He came to see me and my squadron - No. 8 Staffel - one day in his colorful Volkswagen jeep. He called it Otto. After a talk, a cup of sweet coffee and a glass of Italian Doppio Kümmel, he got into his jeep and drove it straight at my tent flattening everything. Then he drove off with a grin stretching across his face.”
A Dutch-born man who was on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of most-wanted Nazi criminals has died at age 90, the BBC reported.
Klaas Carel Faber, who served in an SS unit, was sentenced to death in 1947 for the deaths of 22 Jews at the Westerbork transit camp, the BBC said. Westerbork was the transit point to concentration camps for thousands of Dutch Jews, including Anne Frank.
Faber’s term was commuted to life, but he escaped in 1952 and fled to Germany. There, he received German citizenship and avoided multiple attempts to extradite him.