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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but rather long-winded, 10 April 2007
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Linda Oskam "dutch-traveller" (Amsterdam Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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Just after the second world war Europe was in turmoil: millions of displaced persons, the Soviet Union emerging as the new enemy and the occupying needed to build up their destroyed homelands in addition to ruling the remains of Germany. In this hectic climate literally thousands of former Baltic and Ukranian people found their way to the UK, and among them a good many war criminals. Checking was only cursory if at all, and their was great reluctance with the British government to send even the criminals back to the USSR.

In the 1980's it became more and more clear that Britain provided a safe haven. It took a long and tedious process to get legislation approved that made the trial of war criminals possible. Quite a few influential people thought it was a"Jewish conspiracy". In the end only one war criminal stood trial and was convicted.

David Cesarani describes this whole process in much detail,maybe a little too much detail, because who is interested in an extensive list of which honourable MP said what except for the highlights? Still it was interesting to read in the end.
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