AMONG THE WEEDS

Nazi Erich Priebke Secretly Buried

Erich Priebke, the deceased Nazi war criminal whom no nation wanted to bury, has been secretly laid to rest in an abandoned Italian prison cemetery—his grave marked only by a number. Priebke, who was extradited to Italy in 1995 to face trial after hiding out in Argentina for 50 years, died last month at age 100. Priebke was defiantly unapologetic for his crimes, insisting he was only following commands when he ordered the massacre of 335 Italians during World War II. Germany and Argentina refused to take the former SS captain’s body, and the mayor of Rome forbid his burial in the city where he spent the final years of his life under house arrest.