Czech police investigate “forgotten” atrocities by Nazis from final days of WW II
By Jan Velinger

The final days of World War II remain among the bloodiest that Czechs can remember – with countless atrocities against civilians committed by the Nazis even as the Czechs rose up against them. In the Pelhrimov region, just days before the end of the war, German forces swept into the village of Leskovice, killing twenty-five people, and razing the village to the ground. No one was ever punished for the atrocity. What’s more, research by a Czech investigative reporter has reportedly shown that the man responsible for ordering the massacre – former SS officer Walter Hauck – is still living in Germany today, a free man.

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