Klaas Carel Faber, one of the four

Miscellaneous cardfan212 August 7, 2016 2 1
When it goes towards May 4 again, our thoughts turn again to the horrors of World War II. Fortunately there were the allies, which together with the opposition to the liberation of Europe and also the Netherlands have made possible. Before eventually could be decided whether Faber would rightly still behind bars come, he died at the age of 90 years in 2012.


There are still four living in 2008, convicted, Dutch war criminals from the Second World War, who live in Germany. One of them is Klaas Carel Faber.
The other three men are:
  • Heinrich Boere
  • Decorates Bruins
  • Herbertus bikker

Klaas Carel Faber and the Second World War

In 1922 Klaas Carel Faber was born in Haarlem, the son of Pieter Faber and Carolina Henriette Josephine Baker. His brother Pieter Johan Faber, who also are war crimes to his name. In 1944 father Peter liquidated by Hanny Schaft.
The two boys grew up in a family NSB. At the time of the Second World War, the two brothers have chosen the side of Germany. They are notorious for their violent behavior during their work within the Security Service. This had its northern headquarters in Groningen, Scholten House on the Grand Place. The two brothers were involved in the executions of many in Exloo, Westerbork and Norg.
Klaas was also a member of the Waffen-SS, the bodyguard of Mussert and member of the Sonderkommando Feldmeijer. The latter was very notorious for the Silbertanne murders, murders that were committed on innocent civilians. These were reprisals for attacks perpetrated by NSB ?? ers by resistance fighters. Charles was also involved in various Raids.

After the war

After the war the brothers were arrested and Faber in June 1947 by the Special Criminal sentenced to death. The things that Charles was laid during the trial were charged:
  • 25-08-1944; The shooting of Krijn van der Helm
  • 07-09-1944; Liquidating Esmee van Eeghen and Luitje Kremer in Noorddijk
  • 19-09-1944; Execution of five people in Exloo
  • 25-09-1944, 12-10-1944, 28-10-1944; Execution of at least 34 people in Westerbork. It has been proven that it meets the execution of 28 certainly participated.
  • 05-10-1944; The murder of John Treurniet, a policeman hiding.

Pieter Johan's death sentence was executed by the bullet, the death of Charlemagne was converted in 1948 to life imprisonment.
Boxing Day 1952 Charles escapes with herbertus bikker Sander Borgers and four other former SS men from the Breda prison Dome. That same evening she fled to West Germany.

Possible extradition

Germany announced on January 26, 2007 announced that Charles and the other three will not be delivered into living being war criminals. In the case of Faber's because he is a citizen of Germany. By his service in the Waffen-SS, he automatically acquired German nationality.
The only possibility that an extradition could be possible is if immediate kin of the victims of Faber against this appeal. One family has made use of this option and a procedure initiated against him.

Open letter

Some relatives of fatalities of war criminals who have fled abroad, the Lower House of the Netherlands sent an open letter. This was published on April 23, 2008 in the newspaper De Pers ?? ??.
A quote from this letter is as follows:
?? Dear deputies,
We, relatives of killed hostages and resistance fighters in World War II, ask you attention to our heart's cry. Still, almost 63 years after the capitulation of Nazi Germany, is a war criminal Klaas Carel Faber freely. He was part of firing squads, he accompanied us to their relatives from execution place and he abused countless defenseless prisoners, sometimes until death ensued. The emotion that comes over us around the May 4 commemoration knowing that this criminal is still on the loose, is not reduced in all these years. The pain increases when many are increasing. We therefore ask you to exercise all possible political and legal pressure so that finally killer is serving his sentence. ??

The years after 2007

The chronological sequence of events regarding Faber:
  • January 2007: Justice in Germany announced that both Faber and also Bikker, Boere and Bruins will not be prosecuted.
  • July 2009: In Germany itself, more and more people who want to Faber should be condemned.
  • August 2010: The German justice minister orders investigation into possible trial of Faber. Three weeks later it was announced that no prosecution would be passed till Netherlands would come up with new facts on the killings of resistance fighters.
  • November 2010: The Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands justifies an arrest warrant for Faber. In December the same year, asks the Netherlands to Germany in order to take criminal proceedings in motion.
  • May 2011: Germany indicates that an extradition to the Netherlands will not take place, given the fact that Faber now has German nationality.
  • January 2012: The prosecution must file a request before the court of Ingolstadt to carry out the Dutch life sentence.
  • May 2012: Before a final position is taken, it is known that Faber is deceased on May 24 from kidney failure. He became 90 years old.