And he does mean their entire lives. Some of these guys are pushing their centennials, but thanks to modern medicine, they're still out there. The badassedly named German government office responsible for investigating them, the Z Commission, prosecuted 50 in 2013 alone. In August of this year, they charged eight more in a single day. The bookkeeper of Auschwitz himself, over 95 years old, was earlier this year sentenced to four years in prison, which at this point is a life sentence. Another Nazi is currently on trial for his role in over 170,000 murders. Between 2001 and 2011, there were 87 convictions. This decade is on pace to beat that number. And why not? This is, obviously, their last chance.
The target today is the top guy on the Wiesenthal Center's Most Wanted list, Gerhard Sommer. We won't give you his whole life story, because frankly, he doesn't deserve it, but he helped massacre 560 civilians in Tuscany, 119 of them children and many of them in ways too gruesome for us to describe here. He received the Iron Cross First Class, basically a Nazi Medal of Honor, one week later.