Nazi’s Body Moved to Italian Airport

    ALBANO LAZIALE, ITALY - OCTOBER 15:  People protest as the car with the body of Erich Priebke arrives at the church of Lefebvriani on October 15, 2013 in Albano Laziale, Italy. The funeral of Erich Priebke, a former SS officer convicted of participating in the massacre of 335 citizens in Italy during World War II will now take place at the Lefebvriani Chapel in Albano Laziale, after the Catholic Church announced in a statement soon after his death that 'no public funeral would be granted to him in the city or outskirts of Rome'. His burial is not yet settled after his German hometown refused to allow his burial there.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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    An Italian military airport is now holding the body of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, officials said Wednesday. Priebek’s funeral had been scheduled to take place in Albano Laziale, south of Rome, but was called off after angry protesters surrounded the office of the Catholic group that had been planning the funeral. The Vatican had placed an unprecedented ban on holding the funeral at the Vatican, but a splinter group, the Society of St. Pius X, offered to hold the ceremony. Priebke, 100, had been convicted of being one of the SS officers who killed 335 Italian men and boys at Rome’s Ardeatine Caves in 1944, a massacre said to ordered by Hitler himself. Priebke admitted his role in the massacre, and never expressed any remorse.

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