Talk:List of living Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients
Already dead ?
There are some Knight's Cross recipients who may already be dead but there is no hard evidence like a death notice from a newspaper or something. I write the names of them right here so that someone can find out if the are still living or have already died. I took them all from the list because nobody complained.
–Dr. Karl Heinz Wilke may have died on 21.11.2007 –Karl Ludwig Bleckl may have died on 26.03.2013 in Neufeld an der Laitha/Burgenland)Österreich(austria) –Ahrend Höper may have died on 05.03.2013 –Karl Heinz Schnell may have died on 13.3.2013 –Konrad Fechner may have died on 27.07.2013 in Hahausen near Goslar –Helmut Klemann may have died on 13.11.2012 maybe in Leun bei Wetzlar
What next ?
What are we going to do when they are no longer living? A suggestion could be last living of each award which would make it a short list or last living Heer, Waffen SS etc A start could be made with the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds
Re: Søren Kam
The sentence Charged with "war crimes", but acquitted for lack of actual evidence. bothers me, as it seems rather vague. He's been charged with murder (and is, as far as I know, still indicted as such) in Denmark, but Germany has refused the extradiction requests on grounds that it considers the killing to be manslaughter, which means it falls on statute of limitation. If that's the war crimes that are referred to, he clearly hasn't been acquitted on lack of evidence. But if it's something else (to which I'm not aware), I'd appreciated someone pointing that out. For the time being, I'm going to add a "Citation Needed". KDLarsen (talk) 15:16, 22 February 2013 (UTC)