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Karl Muenter Biography

Karl Muenter Biography

Karl Muenter is An ex-Nazi SS soldier who was convicted for his role in killing 86 people in World War Two has died aged 96 while on trial for new charges.

Karl Muenter Age

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He was 96 years old.

Karl Muenter Former SS Soldier

Muenter was 21 years old and a member of the ‘Hitler Youth’ SS Division on the night of April 1, 1944, when a train carrying some 50 soldiers of the division was slightly derailed by an explosion in an act of sabotage by the Resistance.

Karl Muenter Charged

Karl Muenter was facing new charges of incitement and disparaging the memory of Nazi victims after claiming those who died under his watch had brought their deaths upon themselves by ‘running away’.

He also denied that six million Jews died in the Holocaust during a television interview in 2018.

He was sentenced to death in absentia by a French military tribunal in 1949 for his role in the Ascq mass killing but was pardoned in 1955 as part of French-German reconciliation efforts after World War II.

Karl Muenter WWII

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At 21 Muenter was a member of the ‘Hitler Youth’ SS Division on the night of 1 April 1944, when a train carrying some 50 soldiers of the division was slightly derailed by an explosion in an act of sabotage by the Resistance. The troops took revenge by shooting dead 86 males in the nearby village of Ascq, the youngest was 15 and the oldest 75-years-old.

“Pour Karl Münter, comme tous les Autres: Ni oubli, ni pardon #Ascq #antifa #NONazis https://t.co/wd6NdNDXx9 pic.twitter.com/ldPYhmWCa

— Black&Red (@lafleurdu54) April 6, 2019.”

Karl Muenter Victims

The relief of the dead begins on the morning of April 2, 1944: ten, Mangin Street; one, rue Courbet; one, Place de la Gare; two, rue Marceau (currently rue Gaston-Baratte), in front of the church gate and three at the presbytery; seven, Dewailly quarry and sixty-two at the Quennelet near the railway. 86 people were killed. The oldest was Pierre Briet, 75, and the youngest Jean Roques, 15. The massacre also includes survivors and many wounded including those shot: Arthur Bettremieux, 17; Jean Cardon, 45 years old; Édouard Cardon, 20 years old; Léon Chuffart, 31 years old; Richard Dejonghe, 54; Gustave Mérie, 59 years old; Clovis Pelloquin, 45 years old; Arsène Sion, 63 years old; Gustave Vancraeyen is 51 years old; Oscar Vanmœrbeke, 68 years old.

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Karl Muenter Cause of Death

‘I can confirm he has died’ of natural causes, said Christina Pannek, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Karl Muenter was convicted for his role in killing 86 people in Ascq, near Lille 
  • He said they brought their deaths upon themselves by ‘running away’  
  • Muenter also denied that six million Jews died during World War Two 
  • Prosecutors have not named accused but he is thought to be Karl Muenter, 96 
  • He had previously been convicted for his role in killing 86 French people in WWII
  • Former SS soldier said in an interview the victims were to blame for their deaths 
  • He also disputed the fact that the Holocaust claimed the lives of six million Jews