Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld German presidential candidate

This video says about itself:

Nazi Hunters, Kurt Lischka

“As Gestapo chief in Paris, Kurt Lischka was responsible for deporting 73,000 Jews and ordering the largest mass arrest in French history. Instead of serving time for his crimes after the war, a legal loophole allowed him to live openly in West Germany enraging Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, a husband-and-wife team of Nazi Hunters. Determined to bring him to justice, they plan a kidnapping that lands Beate in jail.”

From Associated Press:

Nazi-Hunter Klarsfeld Seeks German Presidency

BERLIN February 27, 2012

A German opposition party has nominated Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld as a long-shot candidate for the German presidency in an election next month.

The Left Party on Monday nominated the 73-year-old Klarsfeld — the German-born wife of France’s best-known Nazi hunter, Serge Klarsfeld — to challenge Joachim Gauck in the March 18 vote by a special parliamentary assembly.

Former East German pro-democracy activist Gauck

“Former East German pro-democracy activist” sounds good. However, some other things about Mr Gauck do not sound good.

is virtually assured of election because the other four parties in Parliament support him.

Klarsfeld gained international prominence in 1968 when she slapped then-West German Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger, a former Nazi party member, at a conference in Berlin.

The new president will replace Christian Wulff, who resigned in a corruption scandal.

The coronation of the new German president Gauck: here.

4 thoughts on “Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld German presidential candidate

  1. Anti-GDR activist elected president

    Germany: A majority of MPs elected former Lutheran pastor and anti-communist activist Joachim Gauck as Germany’s new president today.

    Mr Gauck received 991 of 1,232 ballots cast. Left Party candidate Beate Klarsfeld secured 126 votes, the neo-nazi NPD party’s candidate Olaf Rose only three and there were 108 abstentions.

    Mr Gauck was a fierce critic of the intelligence services of the former German Democratic Republic but has more recently expressed his support for state snooping on the Left Party.


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